MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s entry in the Tate Martell sweepstakes was a brief one.
Late Tuesday night, the Ohio State quarterback announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to Miami. Martell visited Miami after reportedly checking out WVU on Sunday.
Morgantown on the day after a heavy snowfall was likely to be a tough sell against the glitz of Miami for a prospect who grew up in the San Diego area before moving to Las Vegas. On top of that, Martell will be reuniting a high school teammate, tight end Brevin Jordan.
Martell chose to transfer from Ohio State upon the arrival of Georgia transfer Justin Fields.
With Martell headed to Miami, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts seems poised to chose between Oklahoma and Maryland as his next destination. Should he choose OU, that would open the door for Austin Kendall to leave the Sooners. Kendall, who has already entered the NCAA transfer portal, has visited Auburn and is believed to have interest in West Virginia as well. Kendall has two remaining years of eligibility.
Whether or not the Mountaineers add Kendall, the team is in need of a third quarterback on the roster with Jack Allison and Trey Lowe as the only remaining scholarship quarterbacks.