Lavey's Winning Attitude…

Caleb Lavey has been on the road the past two weekends checking out schools. Last weekend he was at Texas A&M and this weekend he was at Oklahoma. Scout.com has the latest.

Celina High star Caleb Lavey, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker was one of the top talents at the University of Oklahoma's Junior Day.

"It was good," Lavey said of the visit. "We toured the facilities. We toured the academic facilities and learned about all of the special educational programs they offer all of the athletes and everything."

"They have terrific facilities. They have a lot to offer both in the football program and academically. It is a very good program to have."

The Celina Bobcats have had a lot of success on the field and are considered by many to be the best team in class 3A.

Interestingly Lavey believes that the small town feel of the program has helped him develop a cutting edge on the field.

"Being from a small town I have grown up with everybody that I play with," Lavey began as he explained the benefits of playing for Celina. "I have played with them my whole life and we are all friends. I know their parents and I have stayed over at all of their houses. It is just like we are a band of brothers."

"We love playing together. We love each other. If you let someone down it is not like you are just letting another teammate down it is like you are letting down your brother."

"We are part of a winning tradition together," Lavey continued. "Playing for Celina I have learned to win and what it takes to win. Being part of Celina helped me with that mindset to do whatever it takes to win and put it all out there for the guys around me."

The hard work with his teammates has paid off in a big way for Lavey as he is starting to see some big things unfold with the recruiting process.

"I am just enjoying it," Lavey said. "I am taking it slow. I am not getting all worked up about it."

"I have four (offers) right now, It is Arkansas, Texas A&M, TCU, and Texas Tech."

His first offer was from the Razorbacks of Arkansas.

"I got an offer letter from Arkansas back in the first couple of weeks during the time that you are first able to receive offers as a junior."

"That caught me off guard. I did not expect it. Once I got that one I started to get more offers. It is just exciting. This whole recruiting is just a blessing. I am really enjoying it and I just feel blessed to have the opportunity to go through it."

The Sooners did not offer Lavey a scholarship while he was on his visit Saturday, but they made it clear that he was one of the top players on their wish list.

"I was invited to talk to coach Stoops afterwards," Lavey beamed. "I was not offered, but them inviting me up to coach Stoops office meant a lot to me. It showed that they did have an interest and that I was not just another recruit there.

"They didn't say anything about an offer. That was never brought up. The coaches just treated me very well. They made me feel at home while I was at OU. Although an offer was never talked about I still had a really good time and I really enjoyed the experience."

After conducting the update with Lavey it was pretty apparent that whoever winds up landing his signature will be getting a student athlete with a good head on his shoulders with a penchant for winning.


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