Mavety Recaps Ohio State Visit

By Jeremy Birmingham on June 16, 2013 at 12:40p

Mavety is one of the country's best lineman

Ohio State's search for three more offensive lineman in their 2014 recruiting class hosted a big visitor this weekend when Sparta (N.J) native and Nassau Community College star Chad Mavety hit campus. Regarded as the best prospect in the Empire State, Mavety is a pure tackle, hovering at 6-foot-6 and nearly 320 pounds. He's an aggressive run-blocker and is equally adept in the passing game. As one of the Buckeyes' primary targets, Mavety headed to Columbus with a lot of lofty expectations and for now at least, it appears the Buckeyes met or surpassed every one.

"Overall it was an awesome visit," Mavety said. "It was more than what I expected, honestly. There were a lot of good parts to the trip, but I really liked just hanging around the facility and seeing how things work at Ohio State."

How things work at Ohio State is a relevant question for Mavety, because the Buckeyes have let him know that they have big plans for him were to ultimately sign with Ohio State.

"Coach Meyer and Coach Warriner were the two guys I spent most of my time with," he said. "They were really great to talk with.  They see me in a leadership role at Ohio State because they will be losing a handful of starters. They want me to come in and be a leader of that offensive line and the offense. Essentially they told me I could be the starter at left tackle from the moment I get on campus if I can handle the pressure that comes with that."

Obviously Mavety sees Ohio State's depth along the offensive line as a positive for the Buckeyes. He thrives on competition but isn't ignorant to the facts: there's playing time to be had in Columbus for offensive lineman.

"Of course that's a very appealing aspect of Ohio State," he said. "I think anyone would see it that way."

Coming from a junior college in New York, one of the bigger adjustments Mavety would need to make at Ohio State would be acclimating himself to the size of Ohio State. It's a big place, even to a guy of his size. He says however that from what he saw, Ohio State is laid out in a way he's familiar with.

"It's a large campus," he said. "But it's small in its own way, if that makes sense. I'll have no problem adjusting to Ohio State or any other school, my current school is laid out similarly. It seems like classes that are related are pretty close together."

Nothing is more important in recruiting than relationships, and Mavety has said a number of times that he speaks with someone from Ohio State nearly every day. This weekend was the first chance at getting to know the players he could call his future teammates, and it was an opportunity that he relished.

"I hung out with Jack Mewhort and Jeff Heuerman for a good part of the first day we were there," he said. "Last night I spent some time with Ryan Shazier, they are real cool guys. They told me it's like a family there, but that it's a family on 'The Chase.' They talked a lot about what they want to do, and they want to win a national championship. This year."

With an unofficial to Ohio State out the way, Mavety will keep searching out the best fit for him, but he contends Ohio State has set the bar high for other schools. He won't be making a decision any time soon, but the Buckeyes continue to be in a good position to land him. He will make an official visit to Ohio State in November when Ohio State hosts Indiana. 



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oregonianbuckeye's picture

Excellent news! Really hoping to land Mavety and watch him thrive for the next few years. Quick question, how many years of eligibility would Mavety have left? 

tdible2132's picture

He will be a junior when he comes in to the college ranks, so he will have 2 years of eligibility left.

tdible2132's picture

Sounds like we are in a great spot!  Too bad he didn't pull a Jermaine Elueumanor and commit early to us on the visit!  I want this guy in the bag, and in the bag now!

Ahh Saturday's picture

Most important guy on the board, IMO.

Miles Joseph's picture

Meyer and Warinner also told him that he was the missing piece to a championship. He's going to narrow his list next month and decide shortly before enrolling in January.

tdible2132's picture

Miles, do you think there is any chance he decides before then? 

dubjayfootball90's picture

Great info. Kid is needed, that is for sure. Gonna follow this one closely in the short-term with his visits coming up.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

otrain2416's picture

11W staff just out of curiousity how often do guys like him or other recruits take visits like that and do a silent commitment not saying he did? Thanks

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

DenBuck's picture

Agree HUGE HUGE need here. Plus January enrollment gets him into conditioning and Spring Practice. Please....

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Citrus's picture

For all of the grief that staff has been getting as of late, this year's line haul will end up being one of the best ever pulled in at tOSU. Great that Urbz and co set the bar so high.  Mavety is one of this year's most important recruits. Would be so nice to have a guy to plug in at LT next season.

Hovenaut's picture

Glad to hear he spent a good deal of time with coaches Meyer and Warriner, he really looks like a great fit at OSU.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Mavety plays with some attitude. I like the mean streak and the quick feet.

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DWright's picture

Man props to Mr. Shazier, maybe it's just me but it seems like time and time again I see his name popping up when helping recruit X or Y feel comfortable on campus. If I'm not mistaken he also spent quite a lot of time with Vonn Bell when he was visiting. In any case, RDS has been a good recruiter for us, both in the way he plays and the way he works. I get a good vibe from Mavety, he has a very impressive offer list and sounds like our coaches are very high on him. Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye.