Ohio State QB Tate Martell enters NCAA transfer portal

Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell plays against Tulane during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Quarterback Tate Martell has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, meaning other schools can speak with him about potentially leaving Ohio State.

The news about Martell comes after Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announced he was transferring to Ohio State. The NCAA would need to approve a waiver to allow Fields to play immediately.

Sources told 10TV's Dom Tiberi that Martell is simply exploring his options which is why he put his name into the portal. He said he hadn't made any decision as of now but wants to do what is best for himself.

In 2018, Martell played in six games, completing 23 passes for 269 and one touchdown. He also rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns.

If Martell left, the Buckeyes would have three quarterbacks on their roster: Fields, Matthew Baldwin and Chris Chugunov.

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