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Friday, April 19, 2013
Juco OT Mavety squarely in OSU plans

By Brad Bournival

Ohio State had strong words for Chad Mavety (Garden City, N.J./Nassau Community College) following a visit to the 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive tackle’s practice on Thursday.

And everything the Buckeyes said brought another smile to his face.

Mavety is one of the biggest names Ohio State is targeting as it looks to rebuild a line that will lose four starters after the 2013 season. The Buckeyes showed just how interested they were when in him line coach Ed Warinner showed up at Mavety’s school to see him run through the paces.

“It's cool,” Mavety said. “I appreciated it. [Coach Warinner] said he loves my work ethic and he said I have all the tools to be his left tackle. He said he wanted to be the coach that gets to coach me.”

Warinner is not alone. Since an offer on Feb. 3 from Ohio State, Mavety has seen his recruitment absolutely skyrocket.

To date, he has offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida State, Kansas, Kansas State, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech.

Mavety is also receiving interest from Illinois, USC, Washington and West Virginia.

The Buckeyes have certainly earned their status with the junior college star, however.

“They sit high with me,” Mavety said. “They’ve really proved I’m a priority to them.”

Last season, Mavety was a third-team All-Northeast Football Conference selection and was part of an offensive line that helped Nassau C.C. rank sixth in the nation in rushing, while going 9-2.

Mavety is on track to graduate in December.