Tate Martell...Holy Hell

I have viewed the verbal commitment Sarkisian received from an 8th grade QB prospect a couple years ago with the appropriate level of skepticism since it happened.

Here we are, two years later and Martell is a 10th grader playing for Las Vegas football factory/All-star team Bishop Gorman. He just arrived there a month or so ago and was the backup QB heading into Gorman's opener with California powerhouse (Anaheim?) Servite HS.

Then this happened...

LA Times story

That piece has a few highlights. has many more, but I believe they are behind the pay wall.

Marty Football

If you can't see the highlights in the second video, the kid came in off the bench and led Gorman to score a whole heap-load of points against an extremely talented opponent. He did it looking like some sort of hybrid of Johnny Manziel and Russell Wilson. Of course, I am not saying that he will be close to as good as either guy, but for a 10th grader to show like he did...he has supreme talent.

Color me intrigued...