Recruiting: Lavey Is A Cowboy

Caleb Lavey

Here's one that Oklahoma State football fans will truly get excited over. All-State linebacker Caleb Lavey of Celina, Texas, has told the OSU coaching staff that he is committed to the Cowboys. Lavey wasn't available for immediate comment as he is resting following a minor surgery Thursday. The word of his commitment comes from his father, Michael Lavey, who sent a text message to GoPokes.com.

The commitment comes as the result of a steady recruiting relationship between Lavey and the Cowboys that has been ongoing this spring. Lavey is the former high school teammate of current OSU defensive end Jamie Blatnick. In fact, Lavey was in Stillwater late last week and it was Blatnick that showed him around. It was the 6-3, 215-pound linebacker's second trip to Stillwater this spring.

"It was awesome," said Lavey, talking after his most recent trip to OSU. "I got a good look at everything. I've told you that Jamie Blatnick (current OSU defensive end) is a good friend and a former teammate at Celina. Jamie took me around all over. He showed me everything exactly what life is like in Stillwater. I've met more players there than anywhere.

"I love the school. I love the coaches. I love everything about it and it really fits for me," Lavey added.

Lavey, who was wearing an OSU sweatshirt at the practice, spent quite a bit of time on the field at the practice talking to head coach Mike Gundy.

"Yes, I was wearing an OSU shirt and I'm wearing OSU shorts that I got up there right now," said Lavey. "I guess I am representing them. Coach Gundy is a good guy. I really like that for him it is not a business. We spent most of our time out there talking about the fish he'd caught in the pond behind his house, and he and I swapped fish stories."

Lavey has posted knockout stats each season at tradition-rich Celina. Last season he earned All-State and many other honors with 200 total tackles to lead his team and five sacks, three fumbles caused, two fumbles recovered, three passes deflected, and four passes broken up. He is stout enough to come up and stuff the run and long and athletic enough for dropping into pass coverage.

Lavey had 19 scholarship offers at last count and had heard from the likes of Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Nebraska, Texas, along with the aforementioned OSU and OU. Baylor was also a strong player in the Lavey recruiting process.

He has made trips to many schools with his family , traveling to OSU and OU twice, Baylor multiple times, Texas Tech that we know of, and also taking a trip through Chicago to see Notre Dame and Michigan.

Lavey is the sixth commitment for Oklahoma State in the 2010 class and joins Stephen Maeweather of Sharpstown High School in Houston, Texas, as the second linebacker commitment in the class.

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