With the coaching changes happening within the Ohio State Buckeyes football program, we could be in the beginning stages of seeing another transfer involving the scarlet and gray.
Instead of transferring into the program, a member of the team could be transferring out. On Thursday afternoon, it was reported by Lettermen Row's Jeremy Birmingham that quarterback Tate Martell has put his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Can confirm that Tate Martell is now in the NCAA transfer portal. He’ll begin to explore options outside of Ohio State — believe Miami and West Virginia are two schools that are worth watching.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) January 10, 2019
With the transferring of QB Justin Fields into the program, one could sense that something had to give within the Buckeye QB room. But, before the Rose Bowl, Martell reaffirmed his commitment to the program.
Tate Martell was asked who is going to be the next starting quarterback at Ohio State.— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) December 30, 2018
Level of confidence?
"I'm 100-percent sure on that."
Does Martell adding his name to the transfer database mean he’s gone? Not necessarily. It means that teams are able to contact him. As Birmingham mentioned in his tweet, West Virginia and Miami are two teams to look at. West Virginia is losing QB Will Grier to the NFL, and The U will lose some depth at the signal-caller spot with Malik Rosier ending his redshirt senior season.
For now, though, Martell is still a Buckeye. We’ll have to wait and see how all this plays out.