Tate Martell

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Former Bishop Gorman QB Martell May Transfer From Ohio State

January 10, 2019 - 3:23 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXST) - Former Bishop Gorman standout quarterback Tate Martell has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, signaling a possible departure from Ohio State, according to published reports.

The Ohio State Twitter fan account Eleven Warriors posted an image of Martell's name entered in the portal as confirmation.

The newly-established portal allows players to signal their possible interest in changing schools and to welcome rival coaches to contact the player about a potential transfer.

Martell, who played in six games for Ohio State this season as a backup to Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins, completed 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown as well as two rushing scores for the Buckeyes.

Martell seemed poised to challenge for the starting quarterback position next season after Haskins declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft.

Martell grew up in San Diego before moving to Vegas to join Bishop Gorman for his final three high school seasons. A Gatorade Football Player of the Year, Martell was 45-0 as the Gaels starter, capturing three straight state titles while passing and running for 7,510 yards and 113 touchdowns, second most in Nevada history.

As an undergraduate, Martell would have to sit out next season if he transfers to another school without receiving a waiver from Ohio State.