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WPIAL Profiles: OLSH 2025 DE Vann Kavals



WPIAL Profiles, Vann Kavals

Vann Kavals — OLSH

Primary Position(s): Defensive End

Class: 2025

Heigh: 6-foot-5 Weight: 235 pounds

Junior Stats: 20 + tackles | 6 sacks | 2 FF | 1 FR

Twitter: vann_kavals


Other sports? Basketball and baseball

Favorite hobby outside of football? Spending time with friends and family and fishing

Favorite type of music or artist to get you ready for a game? NBA Youngboy

Pregame routines/superstitions? Pregame prayer

Favorite NFL player to watch? Maxx Crosby

Something people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to know? That I’m a hard worker. People don’t understand how much I’ve overcome with both my injuries of a torn ACL and meniscus during my sophomore year and breaking my femur last year on my other leg.

Favorite high school football moment so far? Last season, we went to Akron for a 7-on-7 tournament and we won it all. It was the last thing before the season with the seniors.

Biggest mentor and why? My trainer, Craedel Kimbrough. I’ve been working with him since I was in seventh grade going into eighth grade. I’ve been around him my whole life and he pushes me to do stuff I don’t think I can do and he’s always there for me.

Describe yourself on the field? I’m an aggressive, physical and smart player. I’m a really good teammate and leader and I’m always bringing my guys up.

What are your goals this offseason? Better myself in every way and be the best player I possibly can. We have also co-oped with Propel Montour and Eden Christian, so I’m really working on getting chemistry with those guys so we’re ready for the season.

Offers? Miami (OH), Akron, Air Force, Lehigh, Penn, Cornell, Robert Morris

Camp schedule this summer? So far, I’ve been to Pitt and Kentucky. Went to Cincinnati on June 18 and James Madison on June 22.

Coach Talk

“He passes all the eye tests. With his height, weight and athleticism, he has the ability to wreck a game on the defensive side. Guys his size in football that are that athletic don’t grow on trees. He has one of the best work ethics I’ve seen in my 20 years of coaching. He’s a very tough competitor, but is level-headed enough to come over and talk to you about what’s going on for any corrections that need to be made.”    — OLSH head coach Donnie Militzer


Despite seeing limited time during his junior season, Kavals was a factor on the defensive line for OLSH. He has the makings of an impactful D1 prospect. He has a knack for getting into the backfield with one move past his matchup. His large frame and wingspan allow him to slow down players and wrap up the quarterback in the backfield.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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