Earlier: Houston quarterback D'Eriq King is one of the most electric, explosive players in all of college football. Any time Houston is playing, King and the Cougars are can't-miss TV.
However, it looks like we've seen the last of King this season — and it's not because of injury.
According to multiple reports on Monday afternoon, King will sit out the rest of the 2019 season. Seeing that he's a senior, King will be utilizing a redshirt year.
The early speculation is the Houston quarterback will transfer and play for a new school in 2020.
Eric King, D'Eriq's father, confirmed the news.
"It's the best decision for him at this point," Eric said,
Eric King, father of QB D'Eriq King, confirms his son is leaving @UHCougarFB & transfer: "It's the best decision for him at this point. Very, very tough (decision). He's got a lot of teammates riding on him. Sometimes you got to be a little self-centered & do what's best for u"
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 23, 2019
">via Twitter. "Very, very tough (decision). He's got a lot of teammates riding on him. Sometimes you got to be a little self-centered & do what's best for you."
King's elite talent could certainly be utilized by several high-ranking teams. However, there is another report, via The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, saying his decision to transfer isn't finalized yet.
Through four games this season, King has thrown for 663 yards and six touchdowns. On the ground, perhaps where he's most dangerous, he's ran for 312 yards on 55 carries for six touchdowns.
Despite King's efforts, Houston is just 1-3 this year. The Cougars have losses to Oklahoma, Washington State and Tulane.
Update: According to FOX26's Mark Berman, D'Eriq King hasn't spoke to Dana Holgorsen yet to finalize his decision but that he and "a bunch of other guys" could be transferring.