Quarterback Tate Martell announced late Tuesday he’s transferring to the University of Miami after two seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Martell, a five-star recruit in the 2017 class, redshirted as a freshman and made his debut last fall as a backup to Dwayne Haskins. He completed 23 of 28 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown in six games. He also rushed for 139 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns.
Rather than staying at Ohio State to compete for the starting job with Georgia transfer Justin Fields, assuming he is cleared by the NCAA to play this season, and Matthew Baldwin, Martell put his name in the transfer portal last week.
Martell, who also considered Louisville and West Virginia, joins former high school teammates Brevin Jordan, a tight end, and Bubba Bolden, a safety transfer from Southern California, at Miami. All three attended Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nev.