Offensive Tackle Visits

As spring practice rolls along, the Marshall coaching staff continues to build a program while holding practice sessions.

In the past few weeks the Herd has welcomed numerous college prospects to campus on visits, whether they are official or unofficial is info that is up to the staff and the recruits. This past weekend, two more local Ohio prospects visited campus and left with Marshall high on their lists.

Colton McKivitz visited the Marshall campus and is a big time player, and not just in size. McKivitz stands 6'7" tall and weighs in and 275 pounds, built to play offensive tackle at the division 1-A level, aka FBS.

McKvivitz is currently an unranked and unrated tackle from Union Local High School in Belmont Ohio. He is set to have an outstanding senior year and hopes that his team follows suit. He said, "the team is really looking to improve on last season and his coaches have great plans already in place for them to succeed." Coachibility appears to be one of McKivitz's strong points, which should have him fit in very well with the staff at Marshall, should he elect to continue his career there.

Marshall is led at offensive line by coach Alex Mirabel. Mirabel and offensive coordinator and former offensive lineman, Bill Legg, are his lead recruiters. Marshall offered McKivitz back on March 9th and McKivitz says the Herd is high on his list. "Marshall is a great football program and has outstanding tradition."

McKivitz said, "the visit went great. Saturday I got to set in on the offensive line meeting and then I was on the field for practice. I got to talk to all of the coaches, I like how it has a great home feel to it."

McKivitz is being recruited as an offensive tackle, and while on his visit he got to meet Garrett Scott.

Marshall currently has two redshirt juniors starting at offensive tackle in Clint Van Horn and Sebastian Johansson . Both players will have two years of eligibility remaining.

McKivitz currently is interested, in Marshall, West Virginia, Toledo, Kent State and Akron.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.

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