There's one thing the quarterback in Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class won't have to change when he arrives in Columbus: his number.
Tate Martell, who is scheduled to arrive on campus Thursday as one of nine early enrollees for the Buckeyes, said Tuesday he plans to wear No. 18 at Ohio State.
I've been #18 every season I've played quarterback which is currently 9 seasons in a row...
I'm glad to say I'll be #18 at OSU as well!
— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) January 10, 2017
Martell is a four-star prospect out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Martell is rated as the No. 53 overall player in the 2017 class and the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback.
Martell finished his high school career with an undefeated record and three-state national championships. He will join J.T. Barrett, Joe Burrow, Dwayne Haskins and Stephen Collier to give Ohio State an incredibly deep quarterback room in 2017.