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.
Last week we played against Spring Valley, and we knew it was an opponent that we should dominate. Sometimes the teams around this area, especially compared to the nationally-ranked teams we schedule early in the year, aren’t as competitive. It’s not always easy to get up for those games, and unfortunately we got off to a slower start than usual. But then we got it rolling. I only played about a quarter and a half, and we finished winning 69-13.
Those games are a really good opportunity for our younger guys, the guys who will need to continue what we’ve done the last three years, to get some reps, and it gives them a chance to see what they need to do. I’m happy to be a part of that process.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson is the next man up behind me. I’m always doing everything I can to make him better, and he will naturally get better because he goes to compete every day against me and our defense, which is one of the best in the country. He wants to get the most out of everything he does and he has the tools to be the best player in the country. He’s that naturally gifted. In my eyes, once he gets his chance to show how good he is on the field, I believe he will be the No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country, even though he’s played wide receiver most of the last two years.
It’s funny, because most people think Dorian and I wouldn’t get along because of how we compete against each other. But he and I are great friends, and I’m glad we are. We hangout with each other just like best friends would. I have nothing but good things to say about him when colleges ask me about him, and I would love for there to be some way for him to join me at Ohio State. It was awesome to tour the school with him back in March, and I’m proud of my part in helping him develop.
Coach Harbaugh and the quarterback coach from Michigan came to practice on Wednesday. It was funny, actually, because there was an Ohio State fan who came and pulled up right next to me after school yesterday and asked me to sign like 10 pictures and three helmets with Haskell Garrett and Tyjon Lindsey right in front of coach Harbaugh. He didn’t try to talk with any of us, because we have zero interest and they know that. But it’s still cool to see guys like him at our school. It’s just a part of being at a place like Bishop Gorman. They came for Dorian and Brevin Jordan, our 2018 tight end. I really hope Coach Meyer finds a way to offer Brevin, because he’s a great player and I think we’d have a real shot at him.
Speaking of recruiting, I have a great feeling with a lot of guys we’re chasing and I feel like we are at the top of the list for most of them. Everyone knows the potential this class has to be absolutely ridiculous, and a lot of people want to be a part of it. Why would you not want to be apart of something special like we are building? I think a lot of the top guys see that like how we do, because what we’ve got going on in this class and beyond at Ohio State is really going to be great.
This weekend is homecoming for us and I’m looking forward to getting a chance to unwind and hang out with my friends. Thanks everyone for reading again. And, as usual, Go Bucks. – TM –