Class of 2017 four-star quarterback Tate Martell may be verbally committed to Texas A&M, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing what any strong recruit would do in keeping his options open, as his unofficial visit to Ohio State this week suggests.
Based on what Martell has tweeted about his visit, perhaps the Aggies should be concerned?
Martell still has a year to go at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas and he has been committed to Texas A&M for nearly a year, but he still appeared pretty excited during his visit to Columbus. The Buckeyes have enjoyed more success than the Aggies recently, having won a national championship in 2014, and also play in the far less competitive Big Ten while Texas A&M is in the highly-competitive SEC.
Moreover, Martell has the familial connection, what with his grandfather being a Buckeye.
However, it is also important to note that Ohio State is pretty crowded at quarterback. Not only is J.T. Barrett set to return next season, but four-star talent Dwayne Haskins Jr. will also be on campus in 2016.
Texas A&M, on the other hand, likely has a clearer path to quarterback, with the competition likely to be wide open after Trevor Knight plays his final year of eligibility in College Station in 2016.
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