Tate Martell's short stint at Ohio State may be coming to an end, as the redshirt freshman quarterback has entered the transfer portal following the transfer of Justin Fields to the Buckeyes. The Hurricanes are also pursuing Jalen Hurts, who put his name in the transfer portal on Wednesday following Alabama's loss in the national title game. However, it does indicate that he is exploring his options after his path to the starting job was met with a giant roadblock in the form of Fields, the No. 2 recruit from previous year.
Martell, a former four-star prospect and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2017, completed 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown in 2018, and added 128 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Miami is one school, according to a source, that could have interest in the Las Vegas native. Martell said it didn't matter who Ohio State brought in at quarterback because it takes more than a year to learn Ryan Day's complex offense. The Mountaineers have a laundry list of signal-callers entering 2019 with Jack Allison, Trent Jackson and Trey Lowe III competing for the starting job.
The University of Miami and West Virginia are considered to be landing spots for Martell should he decide to transfer from the Buckeyes, Lettermen Row reported.
Nothing has been finalized yet and Martell could choose to stay, although that appears unlikely. Fields enrolled in classes in Columbus, Ohio this week.
Wherever Martell goes, he'll be productive and help his team win a lot of games.