Tate Martell is trying to do anything he can to get himself out on the field.
Earlier this week, Manny Diaz announced that Jarren Williams was going to be Miami’s starting quarterback against Florida, another shot to the gut of Martell who transferred from Ohio State to try his hand at getting the starting QB position.
Many thought Martell would transfer again, but it seems he might try his hand at another position.
“Las Vegas-based sports writer W.G. Ramirez tweeted on Thursday that Martell “is expected to try his hand at wide receiver.” 247Sports and InsideTheU was able to confirm Friday through a source that Martell is indeed contemplating giving wide receiver a try.
It’s unclear at the time if Martell has actually practiced at the position (the media’s most recent opportunity to view practice on Thursday was closed by Miami roughly four hours before the originally scheduled viewing window), but it sounds like a position change is certainly possible.”
Martell went 43-0 in high school as the starting quarterback at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas where he would go on to spend his 1st year with Ohio State working behind Dwayne Haskins. He was expected to fight for the starting spot now that Haskins is playing in the NFL, but he elected to leave once former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announced that he was transferring to Ohio State.
On top of not getting the starting QB position, Martell isn’t even guaranteed the back-up position either as he has to fight with N’Kosi Perry for it.
“We told them we felt it was too close to call for who the backup would be,” Manny Diaz said. “I know it’s the same old story, but you’re a snap away.”
Martell is said to have clocked a 3.96 in the 20-yard shuttle the summer before his senior season at Bishop Gorman, adding a 36.8-inch vertical jump.