Celina middle linebacker Caleb Lavey has been a busy man these past few weeks since the 2010 recruiting season officially kicked off with junior day events taking place across the country at most D-1 programs. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound playmaker took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M two weeks ago, and most recently spent last Friday at TCU and the following Saturday at Oklahoma.
"I had a great time. At TCU I was the only recruit down there and I spent a lot of one-on-one time with Coach Patterson. I liked the small, private school setting. It reminded me of Celina," Lavey said. "OU has a great atmosphere, top facilities, and a prestigious tradition of winning. Coach Stoops even brought me in for a talk."
Lavey indicated that he didn't get quite the attention he received at both TCU and Texas A&M, but that's understandable given the number of recruits in town for their junior day.
"I was honored that of all the prospects there, he singled me out as a player he wanted to meet personally," Lavey said. "He didn't have a lot of time, but we had a chance to talk a little bit. I probably spent more personal time with the other coaches (Patterson, Sherman), but he had a lot of other guys in town so that's understandable."
Lavey is just getting started with junior days and unofficial visits. He's scheduled to attend the Texas junior day on February 8, and he's scheduled to attend the Texas Tech junior event on February 28. He'd also like to check out Oklahoma State, Mississippi, and possibly Baylor in the near future. As far as this weekend, Lavey is making a return trip back to Texas A&M, two weeks after his initial visit to Aggieland.
"I want my dad to see A&M and talk to the coaches," Lavey said. "He had to help my brother move-in at Alabama so he couldn't make it the first time. I value his opinion, so we're going back down so he can get a look at Texas A&M."
The multiple visits to A&M in a short time has already started Internet buzz from recruiting fans thinking that he may commit this weekend, but the talented playmaker says not to expect a decision immediately. He's still looking at schools and evaluating his options.
"Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely interested in Texas A&M. I felt a connection with Coach Sherman and I know he's going to get that program turned around," Lavey said. "But the reason for coming back to A&M is so my dad can see it. I still have some schools to see, so I'm going to wait until the summer to make a decision."
Lavey currently has offers from Arkansas, Texas Tech, TCU, and Texas A&M with heavy interest from a long list of D-1 programs.
Lavey Going Back to A&M
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