Miami Hurricane fans won’t have to wait an extra season to see what Tate Martell can do on the football field.
The former Ohio State quarterback, who transferred to Miami in January, had his transfer waiver approved by the NCAA on Tuesday, meaning he’ll be eligible to play in 2019.
“We are pleased with this ruling and appreciate the NCAA recognizing that this waiver met the criteria under the membership established guidelines,” Miami AD Blake James said in a statement. “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 left Ohio State after Georgia quarterback Justin Fields transferred to Columbus. Fields, the No. 2 overall player in the 2018 class, and Martell, a 2017 recruit out of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, were both five-star prospects in high school.
In limited action as a redshirt freshman last season, Martell completed 23 of 28 passes (82.1 percent) for 269 yards with one touchdown. He also ran 22 times for 128 yards and two more scores.
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, 2019