Miami quarterback D’Eriq King announced Saturday that he will return to the team for the 2021 season, which is huge news for the Hurricanes.
King transferred to Miami from Houston for 2020, believing he would get only one season to play. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, all players received one extra year of eligibility if they chose to take it.
Over the past several weeks, King said he had yet to make a decision about his future. On Saturday, he revealed on social media that he has decided to come back, as the Hurricanes prepare for the Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State on Tuesday in Orlando, Florida.
Decision made. pic.twitter.com/dkBf1PAA6Z
— King (@DeriqKing_) December 26, 2020
This season, King has thrown for 2,573 yards, 22 touchdowns and just five interceptions while completing 63.6% of his passes. He also has rushed for 520 yards and four touchdowns.
With King, the Hurricanes have an elite quarterback to build around for the first time since the mid-2000s.