Recruiting: Lavey Going Full Speed

There's really good news from Celina, Texas, where All-State, and really All-Everything, linebacker Caleb Lavey reports that the rehab following foot surgery this past spring is nearly complete and he on schedule to be ready for the start of practice to help Celina go after another Texas Class 3A state championship.

Lavey committed to Oklahoma State in the spring after being offered by the likes of Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Notre Dame, Michigan, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and many others. Lavey's surgery was the result of chronic stress fractures, but it appears the 6-4, 228-pounder is coming off of it as strong as ever.

"It's good, really good," said Lavey of how everything is going. "I was sprinting today for the first time at 100 percent. For the last week I have been running and doing drills to work on my muscle memory and muscle quickness. I've been swimming, but today running 100 percent showed me what I wanted to feel."

While unable to run full speed. Lavey has worked with a trainer and has been swimming, doing elyptical exercises. He really feels like other than missing a few events with his teammates that he is where he wants to be.

"My legs are fresh and I still have my speed," he continued. "I have put on 17 pounds, 17 solid pounds, and I weigh 228. I am really at the best level, best playing size, the best place that I have ever been as an athlete."

Lavey said he really didn't take any vacation or go anywhere this summer. "I did go down a couple of weeks ago to College Station to watch Celina in the State seven-on-seven," added Lavey. "We won it. Every season where we have won the seven-on-seven, Celina has won the state championship, so I hope that holds true for this season."

Lavey is a big part of that goal for Celina as the All-State linebacker had 200 tackles last season with five sacks, three fumbles caused, and two fumbles recovered.

With the surgery and rehabilitation going so well he can now work toward putting up impressive numbers like that again as a senior before heading to Stillwater for college.

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