Landen King might have been a prospect to watch for in the transfer portal prior to the start of the offseason. Now, he’s made his future intentions clear.

According to Auburn247’s Nathan King, Landen King will return to The Plains for the 2022 season. King will have 3 years of eligibility remaining after playing in just 1 game.

King, a native of Beaumont, Texas, elected to enter the transfer portal midseason following his decreasing reps in then-coach Bryan Harsin’s offense. Before leaving, King played against Penn State in the Tigers’ 41-12 loss and recorded 1 catch for 24 yards. For his career, the 6-5 pass-catcher has totaled 6 catches for 84 yards and a touchdown.

King could be heading back to the SEC West program now that Harsin is no longer leading the charge. Following the hiring of new athletic director John Cohen, Harsin was fired after going 9-12 to begin his tenure with the program.

Auburn is currently in the midst of a hiring process for its 3rd coach in 4 years. According to multiple reports, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin is the favorite to land the job following the Rebels’ season-finale matchup against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. Kiffin, 47, has vehemently denied the reports entering Rivalry Week.

Other favorites to land the job include Oregon’s Dan Lanning, Liberty’s Hugh Freeze, Jackson State’s Deion Sanders and former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule. The Tigers will face Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.