Marc Nave

In-State Offensive Lineman Backs Off Buckeyes Pledge

It may be Ohio State’s open week in terms of games, but recruiting is a 365-day-a-year news cycle. And that news cycle saw the Buckeyes lose a commitment on Saturday afternoon with the announced decommitment of Toledo (Ohio) offensive lineman Marc Nave.

Nave went to social media to make his announcement public.

“I want to thank everyone involved,” Nave posted on X, formerly known as “I feel as if I rushed this process and I’ve prayed on it and it is God’s plan, not mine.”

The Central Catholic product committed to Ohio State in March of 2023, very early in the process. Prior to committing to the Buckeyes, Nave had more than 20 offers from schools across the nation.

It is too early to tell where Nave may now look with both Cincinnati and Kentucky making strong moves prior to his commitment to the Buckeyes. Will the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder look to stay close to home or will a second chance at a recruitment open Nave’s map in looking for a new school to play college football at?

With the loss of Nave, Ohio State currently has three offensive line commits in its current class with both Deontae and Devontae Armstrong out of Lakewood (Ohio) St. Ed’s as well as Ian Moore out of neighboring Indiana.

Ohio State is still trying to pursue IMG Academy offensive lineman Jordan Seaton among others as the Buckeyes look to bolster the class.

Be sure to keep it locked in here to see what this means for the Ohio State offensive line recruiting efforts and more.

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