Lavey Discusses Second Texas A&M Visit

At times it is a struggle to get the recruits on campus coaches even once this early in the recruiting process, but Sherman has now met with Celina standout linebacker Caleb Lavey a second time. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with the prospect about how his trip went.

While the Class of 2009 still has one more day until their recruiting process officially ends tomorrow with National Signing Day, the Class of 2010 is already in full swing with junior days and unofficial visits. One playmaking middle linebacker already racking up the travel miles visiting campuses is Celina's Caleb Lavey. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior just returned from his second visit to Texas A&M and indicated the trip exceeded expectations the second time around.

"My dad couldn't make it the first trip, and I really wanted him to see everything and get a feel for A&M since he's never been there," Lavey said. "I had a great time the first time, but I was even more impressed with this visit. My dad really liked it. He was impressed with the academic center and the focus on academics."

Lavey originally attended Texas A&M's big junior day event in January and he was one of nearly 100 visitors, and while he did get to meet with head coach Mike Sherman and receive an offer to play for the Aggies, there's only so much personal time an individual prospect can receive in that setting. On Saturday, Caleb and his father were able to receive more individual attention and a more intimate experience of the football program and the university.

"We got to spend a lot more time with the coaches and that was great," Lavey said. "Also, last time I didn't get a campus tour so I saw more of the university and the atmosphere. I liked the atmosphere and the culture there. It's not too big, but it's not too small."

Overall, the middle linebacker prospect enjoyed his second visit and the Aggies have positioned themselves to be a serious contender in the race for schools to secure his commitment and ultimately his signature in one year.

"The visit definitely boosted up A&M in my mind. It's a good school and I think they will turn it around there," Lavey said.

With that said, Lavey has a plan and wants to visit more schools before coming to a final decision. When you have over 400 tackles in your high school career as a junior and you run a sub-4.6 forty, there are options and he wants to tour several schools and go through the recruiting process for a little while longer.

"I'm going to Texas next weekend. It's an honor to be invited to their junior day and I'm looking forward to it," Lavey said. "I'm also scheduled to visit Oklahoma State on February 14 and Texas Tech on February 28, and I'm looking forward to those trips."

Lavey declined to name a leader at this point and while he hopes to make a relatively early decision prior to his senior season, he doesn't want to make a hasty decision without having researched his options. Thus, he'll be on the road piling up the travel miles as he continues to evaluate college campuses throughout the region.




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