The speculation over Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State continues to stir things up among the Buckeyes.
Ohio State backup quarterback Tate Martell has apparently issued yet another public warning to Fields. Of course, Fields is the UGA freshman quarterback who has informed the Bulldogs that he is exploring his transfer options.
Martell is the No. 2 QB at Ohio State behind Dwayne Haskins, a junior who is considering leaving early for the NFL draft. Last week, Martell made headlines when he appeared to direct a tweet at Fields that said, “Words of advice — don’t swing and miss … especially not your second time.”
On Sunday, Martell marked his territory again when he was interviewed by reporters. He was asked if he would consider leaving the Buckeyes if a big-time transfer came in. “Why would I leave for someone who hasn’t put a single second into this program yet? I’ve put two years of working my ass off for something that I’ve been waiting for and dreaming of having my whole life.”
The super-confident Martell was also asked who was going to be the next starting quarterback at Ohio State.
“I will,” Martell replied, per Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward.
Level of confidence? “I’m 100-percent sure on that,” Martell declared.
On a related note, Haskins also confirmed to reporters Fields has reached out to him for questions about Ohio State.
Back to UGA: Coach Kirby Smart has stated that he would like for Fields to remain with the Bulldogs. The story has died down at UGA over the last week, but will likely pick up again immediately after Tuesday night’s Sugar Bowl.