Recruiting: Lavey Will Visit OSU This Weekend

Linebacker Caleb Lavey of Celina, Texas is special. He has been starting for the powerhouse Class 3A program since his freshman season and this past season earned All-State Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year in addition to being named All (Dallas-Fort Worth) Area 3A Defensive Player of the Year, and obviously, District 9-3A Defensive Player of the Year.

Why all the awards? Try 200 total tackles with an amazing 120 unassisted. Making 120 tackles in a season is great, but 120 unassisted tackles is practically unheard of. He also had five sacks, three fumbles forced, and two fumble recoveries.

Lavey was recently offered a scholarship by Oklahoma State coaches, one of nine offers he has received including Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Duke, Stanford, and TCU. He has heard from all of the Big 12 schools except Kansas State and Missouri. He has also heard from Penn State, Ohio State, LSU, Florida, Mississippi, and mom's (Texas Tech) and dad's (Michigan) alma maters.

"I was real excited when I heard from and got the scholarship offer from Oklahoma State," said Lavey. "Jamie Blatnick goes there and he is one my good friends. I got to know him when I played as a freshman and he was starting on defensive line. He is a great player and a close friend. He really loves it there, so I'm sure I would too.

"We are both used to the same things and growing up in Celina, so since he loves it, I know it has to hit close to home. I'm really looking forward to seeing it this weekend."

Lavey, who is 6-4, 218 pounds and runs a 4.56 in the forty, explained that he is traveling this weekend to Stillwater on an unofficial visit that will be kind of like his own junior day at Oklahoma State.

A really strong (better than 4.0) student, Lavey is undecided about his major but is considering engineering and business. He has been to Junior Days at OU and TCU. He is also looking to check out Texas Tech. He said he will try to get to schools further away like Notre Dame and Stanford later this spring.

Right now he is preparing for track season. He is scheduled to compete in the sprint relay (400), 800 relay, and either the 100 or 200 meters. Lavey has a max on the bench press of 285 pounds, 435 pounds on the squat, and reports a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump.

If you want to know more, check out the web site his father designed for him. It is really as good as any I have ever seen for a standout high school football prospect. The site is

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