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Ohio State Football: J.T. Barrett Weighs In On Freshman Tate Martell

J.T. Barrett weighed in on freshman quarterback Tate Martell on March 9.

Ohio State freshman quarterback Tate Martell has been through two football practices as a Buckeye, and following the second practice, OSU veteran signal caller J.T. Barrett was asked to assess his young teammate. 

“He is a funny guy. I wish you could ask him how his first two days went. It is not Bishop Gorman that’s for sure," Barrett said. 

Barrett went onto clarify that he was simply joking around with Martell, adding that he is trying to give him advice on how to improve his game. 

"There are certain things that we talk about. One of the things is, he is shorter than I am. There are certain plays where you have to get tall in order to make the throw," Barrett said. "I was like, ‘You didn’t have a Jalyn Holmes or a Sam Hubbard running at you (in high school). They are going to blast you if you don’t get out of there man.’ But he is getting better. I think he is starting to adjust to it because when you come in, you come in from high school and you are the big fish in a small pond. Now, you are a guppy in a big pond. I think he is going to be alright.”

Shortly after practice, Martell took to Twitter to respond to Barrett's comments. 

"lol...gotta let the media watch the whole practice and let them see for themselves," Martell tweeted before later deleting the post. 

While the media will surely never get the opportunity to watch a full practice, Ohio State fans and media alike will likely get their chance to see Martell in action on April 15 in Ohio Stadium for the spring game. 


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