Three days after QB Justin Fields announced his transfer from Georgia to Ohio State, former four-star QB recruit Tathan “Tate” Martell entered himself into the transfer portal. His search for a new collegiate football program came to an end early Wednesday morning when he announced via Twitter that he would be taking his talents to the University of Miami.
Martell was recruited to Ohio State back in 2017 and was the 56th ranked recruit in the nation. Martell, who redshirted his true freshman season spent the 2018 season as the backup to QB Dwayne Haskins. During that season however, Martell put up 269 yards and a touchdown in 28 total attempts. Martell was expected to be the next in line at the QB position when new head coach Ryan Day accepted Justin Fields’ request to transfer. Fields is expected to seek an eligibility waiver so he doesn’t have to sit out the 2019 season.
Martell stated on Twitter, “right back like we never left….
I’M A HURRICANE! 🙌🏻🌴”
Due to Tate Martell only being only a redshirt sophomore with seemingly no waiver-worthy complaint, he will more than likely need to sit out the 2019 season. However, following in Fields’ steps Martell has lawyered up in an attempt to receive immediate eligibility. If Martell does have to sit out the 2019 season he will make his Hurricane debut in 2020 as a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility left.
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