Mickey Marotti is a magician.
He may have been the top offensive tackle prospect in the country, but Nicholas Petit-Frere arrived in Columbus far too small to play tackle for the Buckeyes.
Mickey Marotti and Co. changed that in a hurry.
Thanks to an 8,000-calorie daily diet, Petit-Frere put on the necessary weight – apparently, all of which is muscle.
Petit-Frere used that body transformation to earn a starting spot on the Ohio State offensive line last year, where he was one of the best pass protectors in the country.
According to Pro Football Focus, Petit-Frere allowed the second-lowest quarterback pressure percentage of any returning Power Five offensive tackle – behind only his teammate, Thayer Munford.