Let's make no mistake. Tate Martell is up for grabs, which makes it very unlikely he'd end up being a California Golden Bear. The former Texas A&M quarterback decommit does have a good relationship with Jake Spavital for sure. Could it be enough for Martell to consider the Bears?
Right now, it seems like Ohio State is the leader in the clubhouse. Campus Insiders outlines why the Buckeyes are the probable leaders for Martell.
Zooming in on the last few months, Martell took an unofficial visit to Columbus, Ohio and called Ohio State his "dream school," which makes sense considering both his father and grandfather went there.
After that, Martell sent out a cryptic tweet regarding the Buckeyes' "Zone 6."
On Wednesday, Ohio State quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck went to Las Vegas to visit Martell, who subsequently decommitted from Texas A&M.
Other programs like Alabama, UCLA, Michigan and Oregon are also mentioned.
Still, Campus Insiders did spend enough time on Cal in their article to make it sound like the Bears MIGHT have a shot in there. The case is definitely very persuasive.
Both Alabama and Michigan should ramp up their efforts in Martell's recruitment, but the real team to keep an eye on is California.
Sonny Dykes is riding a wave right now. He watched Jared Goff evolve from Golden Bear to No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Cal also recently landed 5-star athlete Demetris Robertson in the 2016 class.
The Golden Bears offered Martell in February, and they have the momentum right now.
Cal does not have a 2017 quarterback recruiting commit, but they have already assembled a great deal of offensive talent at the skill positions, and landing Demetris Robertson gives the Bears a very tantalizing prospect for any quarterback to throw to the next few years.
Cal fans, what are your thoughts on the chances of Martell becoming a Bear?