Have no fear, Miami fans, new quarterback Tate Martell is all in on the Hurricanes. After deciding to transfer from Ohio State after redshirting his first season, his reasoning for selecting the U was fairly clear. Tight end Brevin Jordan and safety Bubba Bolden both play down there, and they both played with him in high school at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas.
But Martell isn't done with curating reunions in Coral Gables just yet. It looks like he's trying to bring former Bishop Gorman and UCLA linebacker Jaelan Phillips to the party, too.
Phillips was a 5-star linebacker and graded out as the top prospect in the nation during the 2017 recruiting cycle. He was an absolute monster in high school, and was a shoo-in to be a superstar in the collegiate ranks. Unfortunately, nagging injuries held him to 10 total games with UCLA. He decided to leave the program, and is now looking for a new home.
It was rumored that Phillips was looking at USC and Stanford, but Martell is going to try his best to change that.
Even Jordan wants in on the recruitment.
Manny Diaz and the Hurricanes could be building a special program for the future, and Martell will surely play a significant role in helping make the a reality.