Breaking news tonight as former Ohio State quarterback, Tate Martell has announced his intent to transfer to the University of Miami…
Tate Martell took to Twitter earlier and said “right back like we never left… I’M A HURRICANE!”
right back like we never left…
I’M A HURRICANE! 🙌🏼🌴 pic.twitter.com/6Dh0gu4fxD
— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) January 16, 2019
The decision was hinted at earlier through Twitter when Martell liked a Hurricanes related tweet. Martell red-shirted his freshman season, before serving as the backup to Dwayne Haskins this season. Martell threw for 269 yards and a touchdown on 23 completions. He also, ran for 128 yards and 2 rush touchdowns in his limited role.
After hearing about the transfer of QB Justin Fields to Ohio State, Martell decided to transfer himself. Fields was the back-up from Georgia and one could say he had more promise than Martell. Martell has three seasons of eligibility left, and will most likely sit out next season, unless granted a waiver from the NCAA.
Martell joins former high school teammates, Brevin Jordan and Budda Bolden who were pictured in Martell’s tweet. Bolden is transferring from USC, while Jordan is currently a Hurricane. Martell is a former five-star recruit who at age 14 committed to the University of Washington. Martell then committed to Texas A&M, before settling on Ohio State.
The addition of Martell continues what has been an active off-season for the Canes. New head coach Manny Diaz clearly wants to acquire as much new talent as he can and is not afraid of taking in transfers. He also has been crucial in convincing his own players to stick around.
Supposedly, Miami is still a possible landing spot for another QB transfer, Jalen Hurts. The Alabama QB is looking for a new home after backing up Tua Tagovailoa this past year. He has already visited the “U.”