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Houston Announces QB D'Eriq King Will Redshirt, Play For Cougars In 2020

Houston QB D'Eriq King throws pass while wearing school's throwback jersey.

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: D'Eriq King #4 of the Houston Cougars throws a pass in the first half against the Temple Owls at TDECU Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

In the last few hours, the D'Eriq King saga has taken a couple of twists and turns. Now it looks like the Houston quarterback is staying put, though he will redshirt this season.

Earlier today, reports emerged saying that King would sit out the rest of the 2019 season, utilizing a redshirt year. He would then look to graduate transfer in the offseason.

Those reports cited a tweet from King's father, but the dynamic dual-threat himself said he still had to meet with UH coach Dana Holgorsen before making a final decision. Now, King's choice has been revealed.

Houston announced moments ago on Twitter that King and wide receiver Keith Corbin will redshirt this season with the goal of suiting up for the Cougars in 2020.

Through four games, Houston is only 1-3. The Cougars lost in bizarre, heartbreaking fashion on the final play of the game last Thursday at Tulane.

Ostensibly, King and Corbin will redshirt this year and then play for an improved UH team as fifth-year seniors in 2020. However, the pair could always opt to transfer at a later time.

We'll see how it all plays out. For now, Houston has averted disaster with its dynamic QB and another top player.