Recruiting: Lavey Talks About OSU Commit

Caleb Lavey, the Texas Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year, confirmed Friday night what his father, Michael Lavey, had texted to earlier in the day, and that was that the 6-3, 215-pound standout from Celina, Texas, has committed to Oklahoma State over some 19 other Division I schools that had offered him a scholarship.

"I called Coach (Mike) Gundy and Coach (Glenn) Spencer at noon today to tell them that I was committing," said Lavey, who admitted he has been sleeping on and off all day after having out-patient surgery on his foot for a stress fracture on Thursday.

"I have been high on Oklahoma State all along. They have been one of my top choices, along with a couple of other schools. I decided that I was ready to be a Cowboy. I had prayed about it and prayed about it. I know it is where I want to go to college, where I want to play football, and where I want to spend a good chunk of my life."

The very talented Lavey, who has been a mainstay on the tradition-rich Celina defense since his freshman year, admitted that having a former teammate at Oklahoma State in defensive end Jamie Blatnick made it attractive but that he really enjoyed the coaches, the players he had met, the facilities, and the size and feel of Stillwater.

"I am undecided on a major," added Lavey. "I'll figure it out when I get up there and start taking classes."

Lavey admitted Friday he has been on pain medication following the surgery and that he has drifted in and out of sleep after sleeping very little on Thursday. The surgery is to correct a problem with a stress fracture.

"I was able to wear a boot after the season before last and it healed, but it was worse this year and I needed the surgery," explained Lavey. "It went well. The doctors say everything is great. The surgery was the easier part and now it is time to work and rehab it."

Lavey is expected to make a full recovery and be ready to help Celina to another trip deep into the Class 3A playoffs this season.

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