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Miami Hurricanes Get Transfer QB From Ohio State as Star Receiver Announces Return to Program

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  • Jeff Thomas's announcement came hours before quarterback Tate Martell posted on Twitter early Wednesday that he was headed to Miami.

Quarterback Tate Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami.

Martell announced on Twitter early Wednesday: "I'm a Hurricane."

Martell had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal last week and was free to be approached by schools about a potential move.

Martell, who will be a third-year sophomore, sat behind record-setting Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. last season. Martell appeared to be the heir apparent when Haskins left early for the NFL draft, but Ohio State lured Georgia transfer Justin Fields to compete for the starting spot.

By heading to Miami, Martell will join former high school teammates Brevin Jordan and Bubba Bolden. Martell posted a picture with his tweet of himself and the two other players from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, saying, "right back like we never left... ."

Bolden said last week he was transferring from USC to Miami. Jordan played with the Hurricanes last season.

Meanwhile, Jeff Thomas says he's returning to the Miami Hurricanes.

The speedy wide receiver, who was dismissed by the Hurricanes in November and was transferring to Illinois, said in an Instagram post on Tuesday night that he's going back to Miami.

The Hurricanes had no immediate comment, though new coach Manny Diaz tweeted out a game-action photo of Thomas shortly after the receiver's post.

Thomas finished 2018 as Miami's leading receiver, with 35 catches for 563 yards and three touchdowns.

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