Recruiting: Lavey Checking Out Schools

We told you there were several prospects that had intentions of visiting Oklahoma State's spring football practice Friday, but the late winter weather and storm put the halts to most of that including a visit from Scout Top 300 and standout linebacker Caleb Lavey from Celina, Texas.

"We had planned on coming up and attending Oklahoma State's practice yesterday and the practice at Oklahoma today," said Caleb's dad, Mike Lavey, who also reported his son was competing in a dodgeball tournament this morning. "With the weather we just decided to revise our schedule and we'll come back up there in a couple of weeks for practice."

It sure sounds like Oklahoma State as well as Oklahoma are still very much in the thick of the recruiting for the standout linebacker. The 6-4, 215-pound Lavey is now up to 17 offers with two more said to be coming, according to his dad.

We know that OSU, OU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Baylor have offered out of the Big 12, as well as the likes of Arkansas, Notre Dame, TCU, and Michigan.

"We went up recently to Notre Dame," said Mike Lavey. "We flew up to Chicago and met my brother and we saw South Bend and went up to Michigan.

"Caleb is doing a good job of going through the schools and trying to find the schools that are a good fit, trying to narrow it down to a couple or three and then figuring out which is the best one."

Lavey has posted knockout stats each season at tradition-rich Celina. Last season he earned All-State and many other honors with 200 total tackles to lead his team and five sacks, three fumbles caused, two fumbles recovered, three passes deflected, and four passes broken up. He is stout enough to come up and stuff the run and long and athletic enough for dropping into pass coverage.

Lavey is also competing in track.

"If you are on the football team at Celina then you are on the track team," said Mike Lavey. "He runs the sprint relay, 880 relay, and mile relay but on Thursday he did not run the 880. He ran the 100 meters. He cuts a bigger path than most of those guys (coming down the track on the mile)."

Recruiting is going great for Caleb, according to his father. He said Caleb stays in touch with the various coaches since the coaches can't initiate contact this time of year.

So far it seems the recruiting process has been nothing but a pleasant experience. You can read and see much more of Caleb on his Web site. It is absolutely one of the best we have ever seen for a prospect. The address is www.caleblavey.com.

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