Tate Martell's journey took another twist as he wasn't named the starting quarterback for Miami's season opener. He still earned playing time, though — just at another position.
Martell lined up at receiver this past Saturday as rumored prior to the Hurricanes' matchup with Florida. The highly rated prospect out of high school didn't make too much of an impact on the stat sheet, though.
He was primarily used as a decoy against the Florida defense. All-in-all, Martell finished with just one carry which resulted in negative yardage.
On Tuesday, Martell took to Twitter to deliver a message following his team's first game.
Martell is most likely referring to the difficult process he feels he's been through over the years. The 5-foot-11 dual-threat QB was a near five-star prospect out of high-school according to the 247Sports composite ranking.
He originally committed to Ohio State, but things didn't go as Martell hoped they would. So he decided to transfer to Miami where he felt he could win the starting spot.
But once again, Martell was passed over. This time, Miami quarterback Jarren Williams earned the first-string reps.
Williams showed why he won the starting spot with a near upset of eighth-ranked Florida. But 10 sacks by the Gators' defense thwarted any hopes of a Miami victory.
Martell and the Hurricanes have a bye this week before traveling t0 Chapel Hill to play UNC on Sep. 7.