Houston star quarterback D’Eriq King took a redshirt season after four games to maintain another year of eligibility in 2020. At the time, King stated he intended to return to Houston for next season, but many expect him to ultimately transfer.
Yahoo’s Pete Thamel is among those who think King won’t be back in H-Town. In his most recent column, Thamel mentioned three potential transfer destinations for the versatile signal caller.
All three are major programs, including two currently in the running for the College Football Playoff.
There’s little chance that King will return to Houston, as he’s expected to enter the transfer portal in the postseason and garner interest from top programs like LSU, Georgia and Florida State. (Former Houston OC Kendal Briles is the offensive coordinator at FSU, and wherever Briles is coaching next year would loom as a potential landing spot for King.) Don’t discount LSU, which will need to replace Heisman favorite Joe Burrow.
Briles most likely won’t be at FSU next year, because the Seminoles are likely to fire Willie Taggart and start over. However, like Thamel says, King could always follow him to his next stop.
LSU and Georgia will be replacing Joe Burrow and Jake Fromm respectively. The Tigers have Myles Brennan and Peter Parrish on their current roster and four-star Max Johnson enrolling for 2020.
At Georgia, King would have to beat out D’Wan Mathis and Stetson Bennett from the current roster, plus four-star freshman Carson Beck.