To be clear, Tate Martell intends on being Ohio State’s next starting quarterback. But if he doesn’t win the job? The Buckeyes have assured Martell he will play in some capacity in 2018.
Tate Martell said it’s already been confirmed to him that there will be special packages to get him on the field even if he doesn’t win the starting job.
— Kevin Harrish (@Kevinish) March 22, 2018
Martell was a 4-star recruit in the Class of 2017, according to the 247Sports composite. He was the No. 2 dual quarterback in the nation and the No. 2 player in Nevada that year.
But Ohio State’s starting job might be out of reach — for now. Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow are considered the front-runners to replace J.T. Barrett, though Buckeyes co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day said the competition is not a two-person race.
“Yeah I think that regardless I’ll be doing something on the field,” Martell told Cleveland.com in January. “Whether that’s quarterback … who knows what position? I’ve played a lot of them this year on scout. Definitely gonna go out and do my thing and try to stay with quarterback. That’s what I want to do.”