Tate Martell, a senior quarterback at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, committed to Ohio State earlier this summer. On Saturday, Bishop Gorman beat Texas’ Cedar Hill on ESPN, 44-14. Martell completed 10 of 22 passes for 135 yards, but had 148 rushing yards on 18 carries and scored three times. It wasn’t all fun and games. During the 2nd quarter Martell attempted to hurdle a defender on the sideline and was caught as three other defenders ran over to help slam him out of bounds.
Martell, it seems, could become peak college football fodder. He’s a 5’11” running quarterback headed to the B1G after previously committing and decommitting from schools in the Pac-12 and SEC. Martell committed to Washington when he was just 14. When Steve Sarkisian left Washington he switched allegiances to Texas A&M. You may recall his divorce from that program after an assistant coach’s Twitter rant in May. Now he’s down with Urban Meyer.
Oh, and he might be a troll. After a touchdown he gave his latest school a shout out by doing the O-H-I-O arm gestures against a Texas school on national television. The next logical step would be for him to flip to Michigan.