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Tate Martell Hints That He's Ready For 2018

Ohio State cheerleaders leading the football team onto the field.

TEMPE, ARIZONA - JANUARY 2: Members of the Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleading team run out on the field before the start of the game against the Kansas State Wildcats in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2004 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Wildcats 35-28. (Photo by Elsa /Getty Images)

Will Tate Martell play a big role at quarterback for Ohio State this season?

He sure seems to think so.

A highly-touted 2017 recruit, Martell waited his turn behind J.T. Barrett last season. He took a redshirt while working on the scout team.

Martell was also behind Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow on the depth chart, and both of those guys will be back this season. Haskins is the projected favorite to be the team's starter, since he was Barrett's primary backup in 2017.

However, Martell appears intent on seeing the field in 2018. He showed why again on Twitter tonight.

Martell posted a picture of himself handing off to Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins. Dobbins was a star as a freshman and will be the team's top back in 2018 as well, splitting time with Mike Weber.

The caption of Martell's tweet read "Coming soon....'18."

Check it out:

Judging by this tweet, Martell plans on handing the ball off to Dobbins in 2018.

We have a sense he doesn't mean in practice, either.

Time will tell if Martell, Burrow or Haskins will be entrusted to run the Buckeye offense this fall.