Whatever workout regimen Ohio State strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti has freshman quarterback Tate Martell on, it seems to be working.

The five-star quarterback from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, is looking more like a strong safety these days than a quarterback. Adding pure muscle to the 2016 Gatorade Football Player of the Year could make Martell a deadly offensive weapon for Urban Meyer in the future.

Martell is expected to redshirt his freshman season since experienced senior J.T. Barrett will be at the helm of the Ohio State offense in 2017, Martell is expected to compete for the starting job against Joe Burrow and Dwayne Haskins next season.

The freshman quarterback has impressed fans on the gridiron despite limited action.

During Ohio State’s 2017 Spring Game Martell rushed twice for 24 yards and a touchdown. He also completed one of two passes for 11 yards.

In the fourth quarter Martell showed fans he possesses the clutch gene after scoring the game winning touchdown on a 5-yard quarterback draw, his first play as a Buckeye.

In high school Martell never lost a game, going 45-0 as a starter and accounting for 113 touchdowns. Additionally, he is second all-time in Nevada with 7,510 passing yards.

If Martell continues to work this hard in the weight room, Big 10 defenders will have to bring the boom if they want to him tackle him.

 

 

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I am recent graduate of The Ohio State University who is currently following his dream of sports writing. I was born in Wayne, New Jersey and played football in high school all four years. In college I stuck to intramural basketball. Although not much of a scorer, I liked to consider myself a real gritty “bring your lunch pale to work” power forward with playing style being described as a mix between Reggie Evans and Rick Mahorn. I am a lifelong Denver Broncos and New York Yankees fan, a skeptical yet optimistic New Orleans Pelicans fan, and above all else a die hard Ohio State fan. @DSmythTheMyth18
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I am recent graduate of The Ohio State University who is currently following his dream of sports writing. I was born in Wayne, New Jersey and played football in high school all four years. In college I stuck to intramural basketball. Although not much of a scorer, I liked to consider myself a real gritty “bring your lunch pale to work” power forward with playing style being described as a mix between Reggie Evans and Rick Mahorn. I am a lifelong Denver Broncos and New York Yankees fan, a skeptical yet optimistic New Orleans Pelicans fan, and above all else a die hard Ohio State fan. @DSmythTheMyth18

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