Last night, former Houston QB, D’eriq King announced he’s entering the transfer portal. King had played 4 games with Houston in 2019 and then decided to red shirt. Despite his previous statement saying he planned to return to Houston in 2020, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. You can’t quit on your team in during the season and expect to come back next year like nothing happened. With that said I don’t hold this against him, he has to look out for himself.
The former Houston QB is certainly the most talented QB in the transfer portal at this point. Last season he passed for 2,982 yards, 36 touchdowns and six interceptions, while rushing for 674 yards and 14 scores.
So where will he end up? At first one would think he’s great for Oklahoma, simply considering Riley’s attraction to transfer QBs.
However, Riley is on record after the 2019 season saying he wants to stay in house for the QB position. This makes sense considering his current roster.
Teams like Oregon, LSU, Georgia, and Arkansas are still possibilities though. Oregon, LSU, and Georgia, are all graduating their starting QBs and Arkansas has struggled to find success with their recent QBs. Georgia is the least likely to land King considering they just landed former Wake Forest QB, Jamie Newman from the portal. While anything is possible I don’t see Kirby smart going after 2 transfer QBs in the same year. Oregon and LSU are better options although they have young talent on the bench that have already been in their respective systems. Arkansas may be the most likely situation considering their QB situation is murky at best and Former Houston OC Kendal Briles is the offensive coordinator at Arkansas.
Where do you think King will end up? let us know!