The attorney representing Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and his attempt to gain immediate eligibility for 2019 has commented on Tate Martell.
It’s quite a comment.
Martell, a rising redshirt sophomore, has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal, allowing other schools to contact him.
If Martell decides to transfer, he could seek a waiver from the NCAA, allowing him to play right away in 2019.
Fields’ attorney, Tom Mars, is an expert in the field, but he won’t be helping Martell…
“I’m not representing Tate Martell, and I have no intention of doing anything on his behalf,” he told the Columbus Dispatch.
Tom Mars, who is Fields' attorney related to his waiver request and has represented many others in similar situations, won't do the same for Martell: He told me: "I'm not representing Tate Martell, and I have no intention of doing anything on his behalf."
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) January 10, 2019
Martell, a former four-star recruit, had said – strongly – that he had no intentions of transferring, but it seems like he might’ve changed his mind.
Two schools could be serious contenders.
Can confirm that Tate Martell is now in the NCAA transfer portal. He’ll begin to explore options outside of Ohio State — believe Miami and West Virginia are two schools that are worth watching.
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) January 10, 2019
Fields, meanwhile, is expected to hear from the NCAA about his waiver request within a month or so. Martell could wait to make his decision until then.