Las Vegas Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell — the top-ranked dual-threat QB in the Class of 2017 and a recent Ohio State commit — has a whiteboard checklist of recruits who he’d like to see join him in Columbus next year, and he’s hoping to land the first of those targets on Friday.
Martell posted a picture of his checklist to Twitter on Thursday night, along with the message, “Hopefully I’ll be able to put a (check) on my white board next to Wyatt Davis name after tomorrow.”
The nation’s top-ranked offensive guard in the Class of 2017, Davis was set to announce his college decision on Friday, and Thursday’s tweet was Martell’s second suggestion this week that the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco lineman may be joining him on the Buckeyes in the fall of 2017.
Equally intriguing is that Martell’s whiteboard features 13 more names. The list is a who’s who of uncommitted Class of 2017 recruits, including four-star Clinton (Miss.) running back Cam Akers and highly-regarded wide receiver recruits Donovan Peoples-Jones of Detroit Cass Tech, Tyjon Lindsey of Centennial (Corona, Calif.) and Trevon Grimes of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas.
Likewise, Martell continues his support of Ohio State’s pursuit of top-ranked quarterbacks, including four-star Franklin (Ga.) Heard County sophomore dual-threat QB Emory Jones on his checklist.
Perhaps most surprising, though, is Martell’s remarkable handwriting. Poise and accuracy there.