Tate Martell Reacts To Being Granted Eligibility

first_imgtate martell holds a football during a campCORONADO, CA – MAY 27: Tate Martell of Ohio State University attends Steve Clarkson’s 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat on May 27, 2017 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)On Tuesday afternoon, the NCAA finally weighed in on Tate Martell’s eligibility for the upcoming season. The former Ohio State quarterback-turned-Miami transfer is eligible to play for the Hurricanes this fall.After Justin Fields transferred from Georgia to Ohio State, Martell didn’t wait long before announcing his transfer from the Buckeyes. The former Georgia quarterback was granted immediate eligibility at Ohio State, and now Martell has followed suit.Following the announcement, Martell took to Twitter to share his excitement.“We aren’t ready yet.. but we will be! oh btw… I’M ELIGIBLE TO PLAY!” Martell said on Twitter.we aren’t ready yet.. but we will be!oh btw… I’M ELIGIBLE TO PLAY! pic.twitter.com/jSr9wmwiqi— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) March 19, 2019Here’s Miami’s statement on the NCAA’s decision:“We are pleased with this ruling and appreciate the NCAA recognizing that this waiver met the criteria under the membership established guidelines,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “We would like to thank the NCAA, as well as Ohio State University, for their assistance and support throughout the waiver process. We look forward to seeing Tate compete for the Hurricanes this season.”Martell looked to be the front-runner for the starting role in Columbus after Dwayne Haskins announced his plans to enter the NFL draft. However, after Fields transferred to Ohio State, Martell decided to take his talents elsewhere.last_img

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