Five-star quarterback Tate Martell showed the Miami Hurricanes love Thursday after including them in his top schools.
Less than a week after landing in his top seven schools, the Miami Hurricanes are clearly in the hunt for the nation’s No. 1 quarterback.
Five-star prospect Tate Martell, out of Las Vegas, Nevada, released his top schools Sunday, and Mark Richt’s Canes were accompanied by Cal, Colorado, Ohio State, UCLA, USC and West Virginia on the list.
Martell hopped on Twitter Thursday to show love to Miami with an edited photo and a caption that will intrigue many.
Martell, who decommitted from Texas A&M in early May, wouldn’t be the first quarterback prospect Richt has lured away from the West Coast. Before he was fired from Georgia, Richt managed to land a commitment from 5-star quarterback Jacob Eason, from Lake Stevens, Washington, in the 2016 recruiting cycle. Despite Richt’s departure from UGA and new head coach Kirby Smart having to resell the program to the nation’s No. 2 quarterback, Richt is the reason Eason was heading to Athens, Georgia in the first place.
Miami has been picking up steam on the recruiting trail since hiring Richt. The Hurricanes held on to 4-star wide receiver Sam Bruce, who signed with UM after flirting with Ohio State. The program also signed 4-star quarterback Jack Allison to go along with Bruce in what ranked as the nation’s No. 38 overall class.
The Canes are off to a hot recruiting start for the 2017 cycle, sitting at No. 7 in the class rankings with 15 players already committed. If Martell were to sign with The U, Miami would likely lock itself into a top 10 class.
Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.
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