Embattled Miami QB Tate Martell reportedly makes decision for 2021 season
Tate Martell’s interesting college career looks to continue for at least 1 more season.
After being suspended for Miami’s 2020 season opener and subsequently opting out for the rest of the campaign, Martell will reportedly return with the Hurricanes for 2021, according to 247Sports.com.
Martell has put college football fans on a roller-coaster ride, starting back as a 14-year-old when the highly-touted quarterback from national power Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas committed to Washington. He would then commit to Texas A&M, before ultimately pledging to and signing with Ohio State.
He redshirted with the Buckeyes as a freshman in 2017 and played 6 games with them in 2018, opting to enter the transfer portal in Jan. 2019, weeks after Justin Fields transferred in from Georgia. Martell would then choose Miami—gaining immediate eligibility—and after failing to beat Jarren Williams for the starting quarterback job was moved to wide receiver and then back to his primary position. On Sept. 10, right before the Hurricanes were set to play UAB, Martell was reported as suspended, with head coach Manny Diaz simply referring to the reason as a “team matter”. More than a week later, the program announced that Martell had opted out for the remainder of the season.
Now, Martell will be in the building at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as the Hurricanes meet defending national champion Alabama in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 4 in Atlanta.