Ohio State has decided on its starting quarterback for the 2018 college football season. Unsurprisingly, the Buckeyes will be rolling with Dwayne Haskins, who played as OSU's backup during the 2017 season.
This means former top recruit Tate Martell is entering the season as the No. 2 QB. But, you can expect to see the dual-threat QB on the field.
Martell will play this season, in one way or another. Perhaps he'll see some time at quarterback, but he could also be used in a running back/wide receiver/hybrid type role. He's talented enough to make plays in a number of ways.
Urban Meyer has added that Martell will still be competing for the quarterback job. From ESPN:
Speaking with reporters before the Ohio State Football Job Fair in Columbus, Meyer named Haskins the starter but said sophomore Tate Martell will compete for the top job when practices resume later this summer.
Martell has previously said that he'll be on the field in 2018 in some fashion.
"Yeah I think that regardless I'll be doing something on the field," Martell told Cleveland.com. "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."
There will be "special packages" to get him on the field in creative ways.
Martell is an extremely gifted player. His high school game tape was some of the best and most-entertaining we've seen.
Ohio State will be featuring him this fall and we can't wait to watch.