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Jalen Hurts, Brandon Wimbush Could Reportedly Be Ohio State Transfer Targets

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COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 08: Acting head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Ohio State football will likely lose star quarterback Dwyane Haskins to the NFL after the Rose Bowl. Tate Martell is the heir apparent for the job, but he is not very experienced as a passer, even with a bunch of playing time this season.

Martell appeared in six games for the Buckeyes this year, throwing passes in three.

His most significant appearances came in wins over Rutgers and Tulane. On the year, he is an impressive 23-for-28 for 269 yards and a touchdown.

He has also rushed 22 times for 128 yards and two scores. In his last three appearances, he was only tasked with running the football, often near the goal line, which led some to question the strategy by Urban Meyer.

Tate Martell may be in line to inherit the Ohio State football starting quarterback job from Dwayne Haskins, but Yahoo's Pete Thamel thinks Ryan Day could take a look at some veteran grad transfers, including Jalen Hurts.

Hurts is the biggest name, but Thamel also mentioned Notre Dame's Brandon Wimbush, who lost his job to Ian Book earlier this year.

From Yahoo:

Martell is the most experienced, but he’s attempted just 28 career passes. Can he throw the ball well enough to be a quarterback who can win the Big Ten? There’s been quiet buzz in the Buckeye facility about true freshman Matthew Baldwin, who flipped from Colorado State to the Buckeyes before National Signing Day last year. Baldwin was limited by a knee injury this spring and early summer, but he’s flashed long-term potential. Is he ready? Not likely. Ohio State’s 2019 commitment, Dwan Mathis, is physically gifted and has a high upside, but there’s no threat of him contributing immediately.

That would leave a logical place for an experienced option from the outside. If Fields ends up at Oklahoma or elsewhere, both Hurts and Wimbush could be explored here.

Since Thamel's piece went up, Mathis flipped from Ohio State to Georgia, adding to the need for quarterback depth at the very least.

Whether they bring in a veteran to push Martell is yet to be seen, but it would be hard to turn down the chance to add a player like Hurts at the very least.

[Yahoo Sports]