Ohio State's young quarterbacks share the same goal this year.
Tate Martell and Dwayne Haskins enter 2018 with the same goal in mind. Well, actually, the same goals in mind.
Martell, a redshirt freshman, and Haskins, a redshirt sophomore, both will be competing for the starting quarterback job heading into the fall. Both believe they can win it, and both feel that they're attempting to lead a national championship-caliber Buckeyes' squad.
The two young quarterbacks both made predictions for Ohio State's 2018 team during Monday night's College Football Playoff national title game between Alabama and Georgia.
Martell and Haskins each took to Twitter to make individual guarantees about Ohio State's 2018 season. "Remember this tweet... WE WILL BE THERE NEXT YEAR!" wrote Martell. "Great game, see you next year," wrote Haskins.
It's a bit bold, but that kind of confidence is something that Urban Meyer has to be a fan of. The quarterbacks might not be wrong, either. Ohio State is returning a ridiculous amount of talent on both sides of the ball and will enter the 2018 season ranked somewhere inside the top five, in all likelihood.
It's possible we could end up seeing both quarterbacks on the field at some point next season, too. If Haskins, the backup in 2017, ends up winning the job, Martell could see time as an H-back, running back or wide receiver.
Martell told Cleveland.com that he's going to end up on the field in some way or another.
"Yeah I think that regardless I'll be doing something on the field," Martell said. "Whether that's quarterback ... who knows what position? I've played a lot of them this year on scout. Definitely gonna go out and do my thing and try to stay with quarterback. That's what I want to do," Martell said.
Regardless of what ends up happening with the quarterback position, Ohio State seems to be in good hands for 2018. Watch out for both Dwayne and Tate next fall.