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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tate Martell says he is not transferring from Miami

Tate Martell

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tate Martell affirmed his commitment to the university amid transfer rumors via a post on Instagram Friday.

Martell is currently on a leave of absence from the football team for personal reasons. During his time away, speculation has grown that Martell may transfer. In an Instagram post, Martell said that will not be the case.

“For those asking: I’m not transferring from the University of Miami,” Martell wrote.

“My leave of absence is due [to personal] reasons. At this time, I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to discuss these reasons. There might be a time, down the road, when I believe it is appropriate to talk about this publicly. For the time being, I need some time to focus on these issues.

“I wish my boys nothing but the best tomorrow against Duke.”

Martell’s leave of absence is his second since transferring to Miami from Ohio State earlier this year. After a brief stint at wide receiver, Martell has resumed working towards being a quarterback for the Hurricanes, though he’s third on the team’s depth chart behind Jarren Williams and N’Kosi Perry.

Martell was a top high school quarterback at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas and coveted recruit. He began his career at Ohio State but left for Miami after Justin Fields transferred in. His college career has not gone the way he had hoped.

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