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Marc Nave Is A Buckeye: What It Means

#BOOM Toledo Central Catholic IOL Marc Nave is commitment #4 for Ryan Day and the Buckeyes in the 2024 Class

As the spring recruiting cycle is starting to get ramped up, Ohio State got an early win on the board as in-state OL Marc Nave gave his pledge to the Buckeyes after visiting their first Spring Practice of the year yesterday. 2nd year offensive line coach Justin Frye has emphasized how critical it is for him to recruit Ohio guys on the line of scrimmage, and he has followed through so far.

Nave is currently a 3-Star recruit, but if you have followed him at all on social media, you will see how committed he has been to transforming his body in the weight room.

If there is one quality that you really want an interior offensive linemen to have, it is being a gym-rat. As nave continues to rise in the rankings, his mentality reminds me very much of Luke Wypler, who was as solid of a lineman as Ohio State could have asked for. Being 6'5", I don't imagine Nave will ever be at the Center position, but his commitment to the weight room could make him an excellent guard with the ability to play tackle if need be.

With the addition of Nave, the Buckeyes 2024 class currently sits at #14 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings with the following members:

5-Star WR Jeremiah Smith (0.9985) #1 WR

4-Star IOL Ian Moore (0.9601) #3 IOL

4-Star ATH Garrett Stover (0.9296) #17 ATH

3-Star IOL Marc Nave (0.8793) #28 IOL

As far as interior offensive line goes, Ohio State is in great position, and are looking to cap off this class with one big fish still sitting out there. Jordan Seaton out of St. Johns in Washington D.C. is currently the #1 IOL in the entire country, and if Justin Frye can add him to the duo that is currently Moore and Nave, it will be hard to find a better trio of prospects out there. As it sits, Seaton currently only has one crystal ball placed by Steve Wiltfong, and it is in favor of Ohio State. A spring visit to Columbus could solidify the Buckeyes as his leader.

Buckeye fans should be very comfortable where the future of the Offensive Line is heading under Justin Frye, and today was a reminder of that. The offense in Columbus is humming like a finely tuned engine, and it all starts up front.

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