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Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell to transfer to Miami

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The redshirt freshman was the backup to Dwayne Haskins, and was a contender for the starting job in 2019. Now, he’s headed to The U.

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The shake ups to the Ohio State Buckeyes isn’t just on the coaching side, but the student-athlete side. Quarterback Tathan “Tate” Martell is intending to transfer from the program, and has found a landing spot: the University of Miami.

Thought to be the OSU starting QB if Dwayne Haskins entered the NFL Draft, things got complicated when former Georgia QB Justin Fields transferred to Ohio State following the conclusion of the 2018-19 season.

Prior to the Rose Bowl (and amidst Fields transfer rumors), Martell reaffirmed his commitment to the Ohio State program.

In 2018-19, Martell saw action in six games. He went 23-of-28 passing, and collected 269 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, he had 22 attempts for 128 yards—scoring twice.

When he signed with the Buckeyes in 2017, Martell was a four-star rated QB, and was considered the No. 2 dual-threat QB in the class, according to the 247sports composite. After verbally committing (and decommitting) from Washington and Texas A&M, Ohio State would be the school Martell signed with. He was part of a loaded 2017 OSU recruiting class, which finished second in the nation.

We wish Tate the best as he continues his academic and athletic pursuits in Coral Gables with the Miami Hurricanes.