Recruiting: Lavey Impressed With OSU

As reported last week, All-State linebacker Caleb Lavey of Celina, Texas, was in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday to check out Oklahoma State University. Lavey made the trip with his mom and dad and all three headed back to Celina with a positive outlook on the the school, the campus, and the Cowboys program.

"I couldn't be more impressed with Oklahoma State," said the 6-4, 218-pound linebacker. "We had just an awesome day and again, I couldn't be more impressed with everything we saw. The facilities are not even finished and they are by far the nicest I have ever seen. The coaches were so nice and they couldn't have given us more attention."

Oklahoma State had a built in advantage in recruiting the Celina standout in that his former high school teammate and good friend, defensive end Jamie Blatnick was there to show him around along with recruiting coach Glenn Spencer, who spent much of the duration of the visit with Lavey and his family.

"It was awesome and my mom and dad were both very impressed," said Lavey. "You know in Celina, it is a small town and I know everybody and everybody knows me. Oklahoma State and Stillwater sure have that kind of atmosphere.

"OSU is not so small that you can't meet new people but it is also not so large that you get lost. It is what I am used to and I can't wait to get back. Jamie (Blatnick) and I talked about me coming back again later, maybe coming up later this spring. I know I am already looking forward to coming back."

Lavey informed us that he picked up yet another offer late last week as Nebraska sent him an official offer. His plans are to make a commitment before the start of his senior season, and while it is not completely finalized, the strong student is looking to graduate mid-term where he could enroll and be at his college destination next Spring.

Lavey 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 the Oklahoma State coaches. He know has at least 10 scholarship offers and that list also includes 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 his mom's (Texas Tech) and his dad's (Michigan) alma maters.

Judging by his comments Oklahoma State put itself in a good position with Lavey's unofficial visit on Valentine's Day in which a lot of love seemed to be flowing each direction in that recruiting relationship.

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