Patrick Lavine Confirms Commitment

Houston Jersey Village safety and linebacker prospect Patrick Lavine confirmed Monday afternoon that he is committed to Oklahoma State, and that the interest he reportedly has in other schools is not the way it has been reported on other internet posts.

"I committed to Oklahoma State," said Lavine, who added that he spoke with the Cowboy coaching staff when they were in Houston at Pearland High School on Friday for a satellite camp. "I really like the coaching staff like coach DeForest and coach Bradford. I was thinking that Texas A&M and LSU were going to do something, but it doesn't matter to me now because Oklahoma State is my number one choice."

Lavine is 6-2, 210 pounds and runs a 4.65 in the 40. Obviously, that is a little on the slow side for a safety, but there is a very good explanation.

"They have told me that I will be playing outside linebacker," said Lavine. "I would guess that I will get bigger in college and that sounds good to me."

Lavine is a hard-hitting safety that more than proved himself in pass coverage last season as his five interceptions helped Jersey Village to the second round of the 5A playoffs where they were beaten by powerhouse Katy. Lavine has a bench press max of 275, which naturally will go up in a college weight room.

Besides LSU and Texas A&M Lavine was also recruited by Houston, Texas tech, Tulane, Baylor and North Carolina.

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