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Keon Howard will have a new home this fall. 

The former Laurel and Southern Miss quarterback announced his commitment to Tulane on Thursday via social media.

“First and foremost I would like to thank God for this opportunity,” said Howard on Twitter. “It’s truly a blessing to be able to play the game of football while earning my degree. With that being said, it’s with great excitement that I announce the next chapter of my story will be narrated from the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana, where I have officially committed to Tulane University. I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches and all who have supported me throughout this process. #RollWaveRoll” 

Howard made known his intentions to transfer from Southern Miss back in July. He will have to sit out this upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules but will have two years of eligibility left afterward.

Considered by some to be one of the frontrunners for the starting position at Southern Miss before his transfer, Howard played in nine games last season. The Laurel native threw for 1,199 yards and eight touchdowns while tossing just five interceptions. 

Tulane is a former rival of Southern Miss, but the two teams haven’t played each other since the 2010 season. Southern Miss won that meeting, 46-30. The two teams will renew their rivalry in 2022 and begin a four-game football series lasting till 2027.