Future Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell is already endearing himself to the Ohio faithful.
In his first game of the 2016 season, the Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) quarterback did the O-H-I-O gesture with his arms after a 34-yard touchdown run against Cedar Hill (Texas).
— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) August 28, 2016
Martell had himself a busy night, on and off the football field.
Playing in the state of Texas, where he was once committed to Texas A&M, and on national TV, Martell scored three touchdowns on the ground. He finished with 147 rushing yards and added 135 yards on 10-for-22 through the air. This, while missing a fellow Ohio State commit, wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey, who is out with a broken collarbone.
After the game, which Martell’s Gorman won, 44-14 for its 40th win in a row, Martell apparently took to Twitter to celebrate, mocking the state of Texas.
Martell committed to the Buckeyes in July after in May he decided for the second time to decommit from a school he had pledged a verbal to. Prior to A&M, Martell was committed to Washington.
Here are some more highlights from Martell’s big night:
— Buckeye Videos+ (@BuckeyeVideos) August 28, 2016
Tate Martell dime on 3rd & 17. pic.twitter.com/CyZGNInR9w
— Tim Moody (@TimLMoody) August 28, 2016