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Kentucky wins out for three-star OL Marc Nave

One of the Midwest's highest upside offensive line recruits, Marc Nave, shut his recruitment down for good by announcing his commitment to Kentucky on Thursday afternoon. The former Ohio State commit had over 20 offers including the likes of Louisville, Auburn, Pitt, Missouri and Cincinnati before announcing Kentucky as his future destination today.

Prior to this afternoon's announcement, Nave caught up with Rivals to break down his commitment to the Wildcats.



On how it feels to be Kentucky's newest commit:

"It feels great," Nave said. "Kentucky is a great place with great people and players."

On what made Kentucky the place for him:

"I would say the coaches and the environment," Nave said. "The southern hospitality is real."

On his message to the Kentucky fans:

"My message to the fans is BBN on top," Nave said.


Nave is a pure upside play with the ability to develop into a big body bully on the interior offensive line. Even at a somewhat raw stage of his development, he flashes the ability to be a dominant run blocker and is incredibly light on his feet for a player with his size.

The high three-star does have some position versatility as he's thrived on the edge at times in high school, but will likely kick inside to guard at Kentucky. With incredible strength and a powerful punch, Nave has the ability to become a physical tone setter capable of moving the line of scrimmage as he continues to progress. Pass blocking will continue to improve once fully developed in a college weight program, and should Nave reach his maximum potential, Kentucky could be getting a real steal here.