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Urban Meyer Says He "Almost" Played Tate Martell vs. UNLV

Ohio State's head coach says the freshman QB is as competitive as they come.

Tate Martell seems bound for a redshirt year this season. The Ohio State freshman quarterback has yet to get into a game and with Joe Burrow getting healthy, the former top recruit is at the bottom of the depth chart.

Urban Meyer, though, says he came close to putting the true freshman dual-threat QB in a recent game.

"I almost put him in (vs. UNLV), man," Meyer said on his 97.1 The Fan call-in show today. "Right now he's as competitive a guy as we've got."

It would've been cool to see Martell, who played his high school ball in Las Vegas, go up against his hometown team.

The Gatorade National Player of the Year was the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country in 2017 and has been drawing good reviews during practice and with scout team work.

Ohio State is set to play at Rutgers on Saturday night.