According to a report from 247 Sports’ Steve Wiltfong, Louisville is one of three schools in the mix to land Ohio State transfer quarterback Tate Martell.
247Sports has learned that Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell is looking at Louisville, Miami and West Virginia as potential transfer destinations.
Martell is expected to visit all three this week beginning with West Virginia on Sunday. Per Eersports insider Chris Anderson, Martell will head to Miami on Monday. A source around Louisville could not confirm a date at this time.
Martell is expected to make a final decision in less than two weeks.
Commonly referred to as one of the greatest high school quarterbacks of all-time, Martell signed with Ohio State after an undefeated prep career in which he led Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) to back-to-back national championships.
After redshirting in 2017, Martell served as the primary backup to Dwayne Haskins this past season. He played in six games for the Buckeyes, completing 23 of 28 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown, while also running 22 times for 128 yards and two scores. He elected to transfer after Georgia QB transfer Justin Fields chose to take his game to Columbus.
On paper, Martell is a perfect fit for Scott Satterfield’s offense. He can hurt defenses through both the air and the ground, and he showed a toughness and propensity for success late in close games throughout his college career.
That said, Martell is without question a little rough around the edges. For further evidence, watch the documentary “QB1” on Netflix. Even so, if he fully buys into Satterfield’s message and culture, he’s the type of top tier talent at the sport’s most important position who can put a rebuilding project significantly ahead of schedule.
Just being in the mix here is a nice early step for the Satterfield era.