He prepped at Rialto High in Rialto, California but didn't get a lot of looks from colleges his senior season.
"Our program wasn't really an established program, so not a lot of guys got recruited out of my high school," Lavow told JCFootball.com. "I also didn't take things really seriously in my classes and our coaches didn't really make sure we knew about that stuff, so I only really got recruited by San Bernardino Valley.
"It's okay because I know what I need to do and I've got my grades up and I'll graduate this December."
Last year for San Bernardino, Lavow started every game and he's projected to play any of the three inside spots along the offensive line.
"I've played center pretty much my entire football career, but I can move to one of the guard spots if the coaches think it's necessary," Lavow noted. "I'm a really good run-blocker. I like to attack the defender.
"In run-blocking you dictate the aggression on a play. We decide what kind of intensity there will be. I'll pass-block, but you can't be as aggressive doing that. That's why I like run-blocking."
Lavow noted that this past summer he worked hard on his foot-speed, to accentuate his strength (360 pound bench max) and speed (5.5 forty time). "I did a ton of rope drills this past summer," Lavow said with a laugh. "I learned how to jump rope too, so that really helped me. It also gave me a lot of shin splints."
On the recruiting front, Lavow is hearing from several schools including Washington State, Fresno State, San Diego State, Oklahoma and Tulsa. While no offers have come forth yet, one school has been pressing more than the others.
"Tulsa is recruiting me the hardest by far," Lavow said. "Their offensive line coach called me himself and he said he was going to come down in a couple weeks to watch me play.
"I don't care where I end up playing college football and my family doesn't either. They want me to be happy and find a place I can really fit in and feel comfortable."
Lavow plans to major in Liberal Arts and will have three years to play two when he gets to a four-year school.