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Tate Martell Reportedly Practiced At Wide Receiver For Miami

Tate Martell performs drills for Miami during Spring Game.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes performs drills during the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Earlier in the week, the Miami Hurricanes named Jarren Williams as their starting quarterback. It was crushing news for Tate Martell, who transferred to the program from the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Martell is a superb athlete with years of eligibility remaining. While there has been some speculation about his future at Miami, it appears the former four-star recruit is going to help out his team every way he can.

Not only can Martell serve as a solid backup quarterback, but he could also be an offensive weapon.

According to reporter Manny Navarro, Martell was spotted playing wide receiver for the Hurricanes during practice.

This is an interesting development, and it’s not all that shocking when you consider his athleticism.

247Sports analyst Barton Simmons suggested a potential position change for Martell when the news broke about him losing the quarterback battle for the Hurricanes.

Even though Manny Diaz and the Hurricanes are only a week away from their season opener, they’re clearly not afraid to tinker with their offense.

We’ll find out pretty soon if Martell will be lining up as a receiver during actual games.

Miami faces Florida next Saturday at Camping World Stadium to kick off the 2019 college football season.