Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell has made his decision and will transfer to Miami (FL). Martell picked the Canes over West Virginia and Louisville.
He visited Morgantown over the weekend and although the visit seemed to go well, Miami was always the heavy favorite. Martell has a few old teammates and friends in Miami which was a big reason into him going there.
So now what?
Well, for Neal Brown, bringing in a 3rd quarterback is still vital. The Mountaineers only have two on scholarship (Jack Allison & Trey Lowe), so I would imagine he will make it a priority in getting one before spring rolls around.
Who’s on the board?
Considering that all of the top high school targets at the position have committed and signed elsewhere and Brown has yet to offer a 2019 quarterback, I would expect a transfer of some sort.
A name to keep a close eye on is Oklahoma’s Austin Kendall. Kendall entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal after being the backup to back-to-back Heisman winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.
Likelihood of landing Kendall
The chances to land Kendall were always much greater than Martell. Martell’s strong connection with folks in Miami was going to be hard to overcome.
Oklahoma can not place a block on where he transfers to since he has graduated. If he hadn’t graduated, he would have to sit out a year and would be more than likely blocked to go to any Big 12 school or future opponent.
Kendall will have immediate eligibility wherever he chooses to go.