Ohio State 2017 quarterback commitment Tate Martell, a two-time national champion at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, has agreed to do a weekly journal of his senior season with the Gaels prior to his college enrollment in January.
Official visit recap
Last weekend, my official visit to Ohio State, was great.
It was my first and last official visit. I had an amazing time with all the current players, commits and guys we are trying to recruit. I think we are doing a great job with finishing off this class and we will finish very strong. Most of the guys that I talk to have us in their top two or three, which is great because we are bound to land some of the guys still out there. We’ve got a few holes left.
I’ve been doing a lot of promoting for us on social media and in person trying to build relationships with all of the people I can. Being the quarterback of a class, and hopefully of the team one day, I try to establish myself and have a great dialog with some of the guys. It’s easy to see why so many people are interested in what we’re building.
The visit was just a really special experience. We’ve got the best coaching staff in America, and the entire program works together in every way. The school is great, the people are great, and, wow, our fans were amazing last Saturday night, too.
I know that people are interested in specific guys, and I think we are in really good position for Bubba Bolden.
Bubba loves everything about the school, the alumni and the team. The only thing he doesn’t like is the cold. I don’t blame him, I don’t like the cold either. But I didn’t ever want to base my decision off of that. So hopefully he doesn’t. If we get to football beyond college, you can’t choose where you play, and cold weather is part of the deal. His parents both really loved Ohio State. His dad commented that “the bar is set.” I know the program made a big impression. I hope he ends up joining us.
The other uncommitted player that was on an official last weekend was Anthony Hines. He’s a guy that is always pretty happy with being quiet about where he is at and how he’s feeling. It was like that when we visited Texas A&M together, and it was like that when we were at Ohio State. He is just a hard person to read. I do think he enjoyed it from talking to him a little bit and how he was with his parents. Either way, he’s going to have to make the choice that’s right for him. He’s a great player, and a guy that would fit our defense perfectly.
Now that recruiting stuff is over, it’s time to focus on the playoffs, and we start (Thursday night). We play Palo Verde, and they are one of our rivals. We normally end the year with them, but it’s the first round of playoffs, and we get to play them. All year we’ve been dominant during in-state games, so hopefully we can finish it all off. Winning another title is the only way I want our Bishop Gorman careers to end. They play man-to-man on the wide receivers. Hopefully we can take advantage of that and soften up the defense a bit.
I think we’re ready for the final playoff run. Thanks everyone for reading.
– TM –