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.
Thinking about the future
Last weekend we played against Clark high school, another opponent that we know we should have come out and dominated. This was the last week that the starters were going to come out really early, so we wanted to make sure we didn’t leave any doubt. We came out after we got up 35-0 with like 5 minutes left in the second quarter and I finished the game with about 250 yards and 3 touchdowns, so overall I was pretty happy with how it went. It’s good to see the work you put in pay off. Dorian Thompson-Robinson came in and did a great job and scoring on every drive with the second offense. He ran for 3 touchdowns himself and played a very efficient game. I’m proud of him for keeping himself focused and invested and for doing the job the way he does. Bishop Gorman’s future is in good hands.
This week we play against Desert Oasis and it’s once again another opponent that we should play rather well against. They are our second to last regular-season game and the starters are playing a minimum of three quarters so we get used to playing full games again for playoffs, which are right around the corner. All that matters is getting ready for another state title run.
Last weekend was our homecoming game and it was pretty cool seeing all the alumni at our game and stuff. The BG family is something really special. Then we had our dance and stuff the next day and it was really fun, but it was a little sad too because it just reminds me that I’m leaving my best friends a little earlier than normal and leaving my family a little earlier than normal, too. It’s sad but also something very necessary for me as I take my next step and wanting to be as successful as possible as early as I can at Ohio State. Still, I had a great time with everyone and made the most out of my last dance.
I know it’s something I want to do and need to do, but this early graduation stuff is so stressful. It is a very long process which has made it very tough on me and my family. I can’t really talk about everything that will have to take place but I can promise one thing and that is: I will be at Ohio State on Jan. 9 for the first day of the second semester. It’s going to be crazy trying to set everything up because I have the Army All-American game for that whole week before starting school at Ohio State the following week. I may end up going straight from San Antonio and my last high school game to Columbus to be a Buckeye.
I watched only the last few minutes of the Wisconsin game and all of overtime, because I was at our homecoming dance, but I was keeping track of the game through the night. It was crazy like my adrenaline was pumping like I was in the game. It was a great game to watch and it was just wild in general. Those games, those stadiums, that’s why you go to the Big Ten. The atmospheres are really incredible, I’m so excited to be a part of it soon. – TM –