Ex-Ohio State, Miami QB returns to NCAA transfer portal
Tate Martell is back in the NCAA transfer portal.
Rivals.com revealed that Martell, who started his career at Ohio State before transferring to Miami, is looking for another school to finish his college career. Assuming he leaves the Hurricanes, the former highly-ranked QB prospect will be attending his third program.
Martell was a member of the 2017 recruiting class and committed to Ohio State, where he spent his first two seasons. However, once the Buckeyes landed Georgia transfer Justin Fields after the 2018 season, Martell decided to leave Columbus and start fresh in Miami.
2017 4-star QB Tate Martell, who signed with Ohio State before transferring to Miami, has entered the portal as a grad transfer; passed for 276 yards in his collegiate career @rivalsmike @RivalsWoody @CaneSporthttps://t.co/AfmFP7jvvG
— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) January 27, 2021
As a Buckeye, Martell appeared in 6 games in relief of Dwayne Haskins, completing 23-of-28 pass attempts for 269 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 128 yards and two scores during the 2018 season.
In his first season at Miami in 2019, Martell played in 5 games, threw just 1 pass for 7 yards and rushed 7 times for 7 yards. He opted out of playing the 2020 season, but appears ready to move forward with the 2021 campaign, just in a different uniform.
Martell will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible at his next destination.