Just hours after Ricky Town announced he would be transferring from USC, the Trojans lost out on another top rated quarterback.
Tate Martell, an incoming junior at Bishop Gorman High School (NV), was deciding between USC and Texas A&M. On Wednesday morning, he announced his decision to join the Aggies via Twitter:
As a sophomore, Martell threw for an astonishing 3,000 yards, 45 touchdowns and just two interceptions on route to a 15-0 season and a Nevada state title.
Martell becomes the latest top rated quarterback to join the Aggies, following in the foot steps of Kyle Allen (#1 Pro QB 2014) and Kyler Murray (#1 Dual-QB 2015).
When Martell was just entering 8th grade, Steve Sarkisian, then the head coach of the Washington Huskies, landed the young player's verbal commitment. Although A&M were considered favorites, some thought Sarkisian could have swayed his former recruit to join him in Los Angeles.