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Houston QB D’Eriq King Transferring To Georgia Or Oklahoma?

Houston QB D’Eriq King Transferring To Georgia Or Oklahoma?

Houston QB D’Eriq King Transferring To Georgia Or Oklahoma?

Is Houston QB D’Eriq King transferring to Georgia or Oklahoma?

It is certainly beginning to look that way.

Although King has yet to make an official decision on his future, all signs currently point to him transferring from Houston.

If he does opt to leave, King would immediately become one of the most sought-after passers available.

Just this past season Joe Burrow, Justin Fields and Jalen Hurts gave everyone a peak into what can happen when an under-utilized quarterback finds a good fit.

According to a recent column by 247 Sports, Georgia and Oklahoma could be two potential landing spots should King make a move.

“If Jake Fromm leaves Georgia the Bulldogs would be in the picture as well,” the article notes.

“You also have to wonder where Kendal Briles will end up. He’ll be an offensive coordinator somewhere. King and his 2018 QB coach reuniting would make a lot of sense.

“Transfer QBU – aka Oklahoma – will get mentioned plenty. But the word around Norman is that five-star freshman Spencer Rattler is very much the future.”

At the end of the day, Oklahoma would likely be any young passer’s first choice at this point. You get the benefit of learning from the Quarterback Whisperer all the while avoiding the SEC’s brutal defenses.

However, it is difficult to see a scenario where Lincoln Riley chooses King to be the next starting quarterback of Oklahoma.

As such, Georgia seems to make the most sense for all involved. King will get an opportunity to start there, and the team is good enough outside the quarterback slot to really benefit from someone of his talents.

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Michael Kyaw

Michael Kyaw, initially a PR Manager, built up a valuable network of connections in the sports world that he then utilized to become an influential sports business reporter. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, Fansided, ESPN and the Wall Street Journal.

4 Comments

  1. King was not under utilized as the article implies. He just quit when the season wasn’t going the way he hoped, all the while declaring he’d return to Houston. Surprised and disappointed. I had a much higher opinion of him. He apparently learned from Tom Herman about what team means.

  2. If Fromm leaves? Hooray if he does. King might give the Dawgs a second chance after letting Fields depart in favor of a mediocre Fromm.

  3. Yikes. This article. Is there any indication that Fromm would leave UGA??? Where would he go and why. He can’t do any better than UGA . That’s a big news story that absolutely no one is talking about here in the state of Georgia. Also, Kendal Briles signed with Arkansas a week ago. Simple Google.

  4. Georgia offensive schemes are a joke. If a coordinator can’t take advantage of your average pocket passer, they definitely can’t draw things up for an elite dual threat. Auburn would be a much more interesting fit, especially since Bo Nix can’t really throw.

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