Scott Satterfield and his staff are now 0-for-3 in their pursuit to land a quarterback via the transfer market.
Vince Sapienza of Fox News 5 is Las Vegas reports that former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martel has verbally committed to Miami after taking an official visit to Coral Gables.
Per sources, Bishop Gorman grad, and Ohio St. backup QB Tate Martell will be transferring to the University of Miami
— Vince Sapienza (@VinceSapienza) January 16, 2019
Martel has since confirmed the report via his Twitter account.
right back like we never left…
I’M A HURRICANE! 🙌🏼🌴 pic.twitter.com/6Dh0gu4fxD
— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) January 16, 2019
Louisville was one of three schools that Martel would consider before making his decision. He visited West Virginia over the weekend, Miami on Monday and was scheduled to be in Louisville on Wednesday and Thursday.
Martell, who ranked as the No. 56 overall player in the 2017 class per the 247Sports Composite, is a two-time Gatorade National Player of the Year. The Las Vegas native was ranked as the 2nd best dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class.
It certainly would’ve been great to land Martel, but let’s not use this as a reason to doubt Satterfield’s staff. Given the situation that he inherited, Louisville is not a very attractive option for guys looking to transfer for a fresh start.<