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Tate Martell Hints At Potential Position Change If He Doesn't Win QB Job

Urban Meyer making an O shape with his arms as he walks onto the football field.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes leads the team across the field to the locker room before their game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The former top recruit says he'll do anything to be on the field during the 2018 season.

Tate Martell's main goal for the 2018 season is a simple one: win the starting quarterback job.

The former star dual-threat quarterback recruit will be competing alongside Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow this spring and summer, so it won't be easy, but you shouldn't be surprised if the redshirt freshman ends up winning it.

If he doesn't, though, that doesn't mean he won't be on the field.

Martell hinted at a possible position change for the 2018 season in an interview with Cleveland.com's Bill Landis.

We're talking about a real role within the offense for Martell regardless of who win wins the starting quarterback job.

"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."

Ohio State has used a speedy quarterback in a different role in its offense quite recently, when Braxton Miller moved from QB to wide receiver for the 2015 season.

Perhaps they could do the same with Martell next fall if he's not under center.

You can read Cleveland.com's full piece on Martell here.