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Houston QB D'Eriq King Reportedly Considering Sitting Out 2019 Season

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 19: D'Eriq King #4 of the Houston Cougars throws the ball during the first half of a game against the Tulane Green Wave at Yulman Stadium on September 19, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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In an unforeseen development, Houston quarterback D'Eriq King reportedly will consider sitting out the rest of the season, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.

According to "a person familiar with the process", King is considering sitting out in order to redshirt and retain his final year of eligibility. King is a senior who has spent his entire college career at Houston, entering the program in 2016 as a wide receiver.

This season, King has passed for 663 yards and six touchdowns with two interceptions. He's led a prolific Houston offense, but that success has yet to translate to wins, as the Cougars sit at 1-3 and recently suffered a heart-breaking loss to Tulane. King's father told Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston that King indeed was planning on transferring.

It sure seems likely King is as good as gone, but until Houston gives official confirmation, King is still a Cougar.