Well that was quick. A day after Oregon's 4-star quarterback commit, Ryan Kelley, backed off his pledge, former Texas A&M quarterback commit, Tate Martell, did the same. In my previous article, I listed Martell as one of the possible replacements for Kelley and he wanted to have an open recruitment, in a tweet he later deleted. Also in that deleted tweet, he mentioned he wanted to take all of his official visits and he listed some schools who he wanted an offer from, Oregon was one of the schools. Well, now his recruitment is wide open. It will not surprise me if the Bishop Gorman (NV) product receives an offer from Oregon within the next week. He is a great quarterback with a perfect skill set to run the Oregon offense.
After talking with my family about— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) May 5, 2016
what is best for my future, I have
decided to reopen my recruiting
In some rather interesting news, according to Andrew Nemac of The Oregonian:
Kelley, who has been categorized as both a dual-threat quarterback and pro-style signal-caller, told Martell that he and five-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey would be a great fit for the Ducks' system.
This could be a testament to Kelley's character and his willingness to not leave Oregon high and dry. Regardless, this is a class act and may prove helpful to Oregon's future.
Here is some other good news: Tate Martell is a very close friends with Tyjon Lindsey. Lindsey has Oregon in his top group of schools and has stated his role model is De'Anthony Thomas. They could become a package deal, but as of right now I wouldn't read too closely into it. Martell could become the next Oregon quarterback and this is just the first step.
With Martell's decommitment, everyone had something to say:
NEWS I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR... LETS CONTINUE OUR DUO #T2T @TheTateMartell BOOOMMMMMM https://t.co/8SO6Npg6fS— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) May 5, 2016
I feel sorry for ppl who never understand loyalty. I can't really even vibe with u. At the end of the day trust is & everything else is BS— Aaron Moorehead (@Amo8685) May 5, 2016
seen that comin from a mile away— Ariel Ngata (@IAMNGATA) May 5, 2016
And there it is. Tate Martell decommits from a&m https://t.co/qYPAV5t9jM— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) May 5, 2016