Miami has received more good news this offseason since Manny Diaz replaced Mark Richt than during the actual season.
Former Ohio State QB Tate Martell announced that he was transferring to Miami early Wednesday morning. Martell, the former 4-star dual-threat QB, is a Las Vegas native, but he has at least one former high school teammate playing for the Hurricanes who was recruiting him to South Florida.
Martell elected to transfer from Ohio State after former Georgia QB Justin Fields transferred to the Buckeyes program. Most think Fields will get an NCAA waiver to be immediately eligible in 2019. Martell, however, will have to sit out a year at Miami.
Remember, Jalen Hurts is a graduate transfer, and if he commits to Miami — one of three teams he’s considering, he will be eligible immediately. So, Martell will take the reigns in 2020 regardless if Hurts chooses Miami or not.
Martell announced the news on social media:
right back like we never left…
I’M A HURRICANE! 🙌🏼🌴 pic.twitter.com/6Dh0gu4fxD
— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) January 16, 2019