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Manvel quarterback withdraws commitment to TCU

Manvel senior D’Eriq King would have been in a crowded field competing to play quarterback at TCU.
Manvel senior D’Eriq King would have been in a crowded field competing to play quarterback at TCU. Special

Manvel senior quarterback D’Eriq King said Wednesday evening that he has withdrawn his commitment to TCU.

The 247sports.com four-star prospect would have entered TCU behind returning quarterbacks Kenny Hill, Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein and would have been in the same 2016 class as San Angelo Central quarterback Brennen Wooten.

The following class holds a commitment from four-star quarterback Shawn Robinson of Denton Guyer.

With depth at the position, there was question whether King would play quarterback for the Horned Frogs or change positions, but King said that had little to do with his choice to re-open his recruitment.

“I feel like I have a better opportunity elsewhere,” King said. “It has nothing to do with TCU or the position I’m playing, I just feel like I’ll have the best opportunity at another place.”

The chance at early playing time did play a small part in his decision, he said.

King led Manvel to the 6A Division II state quarterfinals in a senior season that saw him break Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray’s large classification passing record for touchdowns with 118.

King broke the news on Twitter, thanking TCU coach Gary Patterson and his staff for the opportunity.

King holds offers from Michigan State, California, Kansas State, Clemson, Houston and Texas Tech. He visited Cal last weekend.

“It went pretty good. It was a good experience,” he said of the trip.

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