Miami football can move on with Tate Martell officially entering transfer portal

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The two-year odyssey of Tate Martell in the Miami football program is near the end with the news that he has entered the transfer portal for the second time in his collegiate career. Martell transferred to Miami in January 2019 after leaving Ohio State following the Buckeyes adding Georgia transfer QB Justin Fields.

Fields led Ohio State to the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2020, while Martell opted out of the 2020 season. The return of starting QB D’Eriq King for the 2021 season likely sealed the transfer of Martell for the 2021 season. Martell and N’Kosi Perry were beaten out to be the starter for the 2019 season.

Jarren Williams won the challenge with Martell and Perry to become the starter in the 2019 season opener against Florida. Williams and Perry both had significant playing time in 2019, while Martell barely received any snaps. Martell was changed to WR during the 2019 season returned to QB.

Martell had seven rushing attempts for seven yards in his only season on the active Miami football roster. In the 14-0 loss to Louisiana Tech in the 2019 Independence Bowl, Martell completed his only pass attempt for seven yards in a Miami uniform. Martell was the second-ranked dual-threat QB in the Class of 2017.

In his only season playing for Ohio State after redshirting as a true freshman, Martell completed 23 passes in 28 attempts for 269 yards and a touchdown and ran for 128 yards and two TDs. Martell posted a video on Twitter stating what he learned at Ohio State, did not mention Miami and stating he has nothing to lose.

The official entering of Martell into the transfer portal gives the Miami football program the opportunity to move on. Perry is also expected to enter the transfer portal. The competition to back up King will be between redshirt freshman Peyton Matocha, freshman Tyler Van Dyke and 2021 signee Jake Garcia.

dark. Next. Tate Martell and N'Kosi Perry finishing school then transferring

After tearing his ACL in the Cheez-it Bowl loss to Oklahoma State, King will miss the spring. Matocha, Van Dyke and Garcia will compete for first-team snaps during the spring before King is expected to return for training camp this fall. The specter of Martell being a part of the Miami football roster is finally over.