Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Ohio State Buckeyes [Print without images]

Friday, February 22, 2013
Juco offensive tackle sets official visit

By Brad Bournival

Sometimes recruiting is all about depth charts. When it comes to athletes at the junior college level, the need to start almost immediately is magnified, as many have three years to play two seasons.

Chad Mavety (Garden City, N.Y./Nassau Community College) knows all about that, but the 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive tackle is coming to Columbus, Ohio on an official visit on Nov. 22 for one reason.

“I want to know what it’s like to be a Buckeye,” said Mavety, who will see Ohio State play Indiana that Saturday. “That’s really it.”

He acknowledged the trip Friday afternoon and is scheduled to join fellow juco offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor (Rockaway, N.J./Lackawanna College) as an official visitor.

Mavety currently has offers from Kansas, Miami (Fla.), NC State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Syracuse, Texas Tech and Virginia.

He also has interest from Alabama, Florida State, Illinois, Rutgers, Washington and USC.

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.