Ohio State quarterback commit Tate Martell is one of the more exciting players in the Class of 2017 and his talents were on full display over the weekend. Martell took full advantage of the stage afforded to his high school team (Nevada’s Bishop Gorman) by ESPN in leading his squad to a 44-14 victory over Cedar Hill (Texas), and the dual-threat signal-caller wasn’t shy about letting the world know about his feelings concerning the state represented by his opponents.
Though Martell’s two-Tweet binge has since been deleted, the quarterback first said “TEXAS WHO?” before also pressing send on a message that included an “updated U.S. map” that indicated Nevada over Texas (h/t The Spun). For the most part, this looks to be “kids being kids”, but Martell’s quick deletion indicates that someone got in his ear to say this wasn’t the best idea.
Ohio State currently boasts the top-ranked recruiting class in the country when it comes to 2017, and Martell is one of the crown jewels. Urban Meyer and company undoubtedly have high expectations for Martell in the future, but while his play certainly lived up to them in the nationally televised event, his off-field behavior likely left something to be desired.