Tate Martell and the Miami Hurricanes are a little more than four hours away from making their season debut.
The Hurricanes are set to open the 2019 college football season in “Week 0” against the Florida Gators later tonight on ESPN.
The former Ohio State quarterback transferred out of the Buckeyes’ program following Urban Meyer’s retirement and the arrival of Justin Fields.
After considering a few programs, Martell landed in Miami, where he could team up with a few of his former high school teammates.
The former high school star was considered a threat to start for the Hurricanes this year. However, head coach Manny Diaz named Jarren Williams the starter.
Despite losing the starting battle, Martell made it clear he wants to stay with the team.
He’ll have to wait for his chance under center for the Hurricanes this season.
Off of the field, Martell is dating Kiki Passo, a model with nearly 1 million followers on Instagram.
Passo has been enjoying her summer, but we’ll likely be seeing her in the stands at some Hurricanes games this fall.
Miami and Florida, meanwhile, are set to kick off in just a few hours at 7 p.m. E.T.
The game will be on ESPN.