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.
Get WVSN in your mailbox!
Garrett Greene Goes Back-to-Back, Winning Manning Award for Second Straight Week
The Portal Report Releases New National Transfer Portal Player List
Report: Former Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to Serve as Interim AD at Northern Iowa
WVU’s Peyton Hall Back on Track Following Loss to Open Season
WV Sports Now Daily Notebook – November 29
WVU C Zach Frazier Suffers Significant Injury, WR Preston Fox in Hospital
WVU Recruit Leads High School to First WPIAL Title
WVU Football Earns Top 25 Votes After Finishing Regular Season at 8-4
Loophole in Rule Will Send Rich Rodriguez to Bowl Game After All
WVU’s Garrett Greene Earns Manning Award QB of the Week
Watch: WVU MSOC HC Dan Stratford on NCAA Run, LMU Challenge
Postgame Reaction to WVU’s Win Over Bellarmine
WVU Postgame Show: Mountaineers Cap Off 8-4 Season with Wild Win
Postgame Reaction from WVU Football’s Wild Win Over Baylor
Watch: Jahiem White Sets WVU Up, Traylon Ray Makes Catch for TD Against Baylor
Breaking Down WVU Football’s Committments for 2024
7shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsWith some new recruits announcing commitments to the WVU football program this week, the 2024 class...
Complete List of High School Recruits Offered by WVU Football
6shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsTo say the WVU football program has been putting in a lot of recruiting work since...
Transfer Players Who Have Signed with West Virginia Football
5shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsSince the Mountaineers have been increasingly active in pursuing transfers lately and there’s an important distinction...