Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell, rated by some scouting services as the top dual-threat quarterback prospect for the Class of 2017, announced on Twitter on Thursday night that he is committing to Texas A&M.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder picked the Aggies over USC and Alabama. He had previously committed to Washington in the seventh grade when but decided to re-open his recruiting earlier this year.
Here’s a copy of Martell’s tweet:
— Tate Martell™ (@TheTateMartell) August 21, 2015
Martell completed 124-of-200 passes for 2,537 yards, 40 touchdowns and just two interceptions as a sophomore while helping lead the Gaels to a 15-0 record and their first ever mythical national title. A dynamic scrambler who has been compared to A&M’s 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and former NFL great Fran Tarkenton, Martell also rushed for 433 yards and five touchdowns on 73 carries.
Martell is ranked the nation’s No. 22 overall prospect for the Class of 2017 by longtime recruiting guru Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network’s Lemming Report, one of three Gaels to be ranked in his top 35 along with wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey (No. 6) and defensive lineman Haskell Garrett (No. 35.).
Bishop Gorman, which has won six straight Nevada state titles, opens defense of its national title on Aug. 29 when it hosts defending Arizona Division I champion Chandler at 7 p.m. in a game that will be televised by ESPN.
Check out some highlights of Martell from the 2014 season in the VIDEO below: