Report: Former Ohio State QB Tate Martell chooses Miami
Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell has settled on a final destination.
Late Tuesday night, Vince Sapienza of FOX 5 Vegas reported that Martell will continue his college football career at Miami. That report was confirmed by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, who also said the former 5-star prospect is planning to be a Hurricane.
Martell was debating between Miami, West Virginia and Louisville.
Per sources, Bishop Gorman grad, and Ohio St. backup QB Tate Martell will be transferring to the University of Miami
— Vince Sapienza (@VinceSapienza) January 16, 2019
Former 5-star #OhioState QB Tate Martell says he's transferring to #Miami. Is expected to sit out the 2019 season before getting eligible. Is a dynamic dual-threat talent. Manny Diaz has got things cranked up in Coral Gables.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 16, 2019
Martell decided to transfer after former 5-star and Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announced he was leaving Athens and would continue his career at Ohio State. Though Martell initially planned to stay in Columbus, he ultimately decided to explore other opportunities.
Now, Martell will join a Miami team under new guidance with plenty of talent. But the former Buckeye won’t be able to step on the field immediately. According to Feldman, Martell plans to sit out the 2019 season due to NCAA transfer restrictions before getting his chance in 2020.
Last season in Columbus, Martell appeared in six games for the Buckeyes, completing 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
Martell didn’t see much time behind Dwayne Haskins, who finished the season as the B1G Offensive Player of the Year, Quarterback of the Year and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.
An official announcement regarding Martell’s decision to play at Miami is expected to come on Wednesday.