If there is one position that Ohio State missed out on during the 2023 recruiting cycle that makes the need in 2024 that much more important, it’s offensive tackle.
The Buckeyes signed Luke Montgomery, Joshua Padilla, Austin Siereveld, and Miles Walker as their offensive line group this past class, but only Walker is viewed as a viable tackle option. However, he was the lowest-rated player in the class, so the Connecticut native is viewed as more of a project at the moment.
That means the need is there for head coach Ryan Day and offensive line coach Justin Frye to rectify the situation in 2024. The good news is that Bill Kurelic of 247Sports, an Ohio State insider, logged a crystal ball projection for in-state lineman Marc Nave Jr. to eventually join the Buckeye class.
WOW!! I am extremely blessed to be offered my 18th division 1 scholarship to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY! AGTG!
— Marc Nave Jr. ✞ (@marcnavejr) January 31, 2023
The 6-foot, 5-inch, 315-pounder was offered this past week, and although Nave Jr. doesn’t have the prototypical size for a left tackle, he sure does for right tackle, boasting a 6-foot, 9-inch wingspan. He also has enough versatility for the Buckeyes to slide him inside like they have done in the past with Paris Johnson Jr. and Dawand Jones before moving them back to the outside.
It’s good news that Kurelic believes that Nave will end up with the Buckeyes, as he is one of the most respected Ohio State insiders in the business.
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By: Michael Chen
Title: Ohio State receives a crystal ball projection for recently offered offensive lineman
Sourced From: buckeyeswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/05/ohio-state-recruiting-football-gets-crystal-ball-projection-marc-nave-jr-offensive-tackle-2024-class-buckeyes/
Published Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2023 20:31:10 +0000