On Thursday afternoon, Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell’s name popped up in the transfer portal, suggesting he’s exploring a transfer from the university. The news comes on the heels of former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields’ transfer to Ohio State.
Before Fields announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State, Tate Martell was bullish on his ability to lock down the starting role once Dwayne Haskins left for the NFL. Now it appears Martell is second-guessing his ability – or his opportunity.
After Martell’s name popped up in the portal, Ohio State reporter Jeremy Birmingham named two schools to watch out for as transfer destinations for Martell.
He named Miami and West Virginia as potential landing spots.
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
Martell’s decision likely hinges on whether or not Fields earns eligibility for the 2019 college football season. Martell will enter the 2019 season as a redshirt sophomore and would have to sit out for the season if he transfers – unless he petitions the NCAA on behalf of Urban Meyer’s retirement, which would open up a whole new can of worms.
Ohio State fans will be watching the news wire to see what happens with their quarterbacks.