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Former Bishop Gorman star transferring to UNLV, per reports

Updated July 26, 2021 - 5:40 pm

Former Bishop Gorman star quarterback Tate Martell is transferring to UNLV, according to multiple reports.

Waiting For Next Year first reported Martell’s transfer Sunday, and his father, Al, told 247 Sports on Monday that his son is “going to UNLV.”

An attempt to reach Al Martell was unsuccessful, and UNLV has not confirmed the transfer.

It’s unclear whether Martell will play for the Rebels, who have quarterbacks Doug Brumfield, Justin Rogers and Cameron Friel on the roster, or will be attending the school only.

Martell quarterbacked the Gaels to three consecutive mythical national championships from 2014 to 2016, compiling one of the most storied careers in prep history.

He signed with Ohio State as one of the top quarterback recruits in the class of 2017 after previous oral commitments to Washington and Texas A&M. He left the Buckeyes in 2019 after sitting behind Dwayne Haskins, who went on to become a first-round pick in the NFL draft.

Martell transferred to Miami and threw one pass in 2019. He did not play in 2020 and entered the transfer portal in January, having thrown 29 passes in his collegiate career.

Martell has been training in Las Vegas throughout the spring and summer and has two years of eligibility remaining.

Contact reporter Sam Gordon at sgordon@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.

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