Kansas State received a second commitment from a player in the Cy-Fair area of Houston in the past two weeks. Cody Small, a tight end out of Cypress Woods High School, was the first, committing to the Wildcat program on September 13th. The staff received the second from Jarvis Leverett, a running back at Cypress Lakes, one of the areas newest schools.
"I called Coach (Dana) Dimel," said Jarvis Leverett. "I let him know I was ready to commit. That was basically it. He was excited about it. I'm now verbally committed to Kansas State."
Leverett, 5-foot-11, 195-pounds, is one of those under the radar guys. This is most likely due to the fact his high school just began Varsity play in 2010. In that initial season the Spartans just went 1-9 with Leverett missing a lion's share of the season due to knee injury. His stock rose, especially with Kansas State coaches, at a mid-summer camp.
"When I went to camp up there on July 5th, I thought it went pretty well," Leverett stated. "Coach Dimel said they'd stay in touch with me and I was officially offered on August 23rd. For me it came down to my relationship with the coaches. I like them all a lot. It's a program I can easily see myself in. Really, they were the ones who showed me the most interest. I'm the first one in my family to receive a scholarship. I'm very excited for the opportunity to play for them."
The Spartans are still having their struggles in season two. They've started the season at 0-4 but two games have been decided by 10 or less and they scored 30-plus in their last two games.
"We're getting better," said Leverett. "I'm starting to hit my stride. Last week against Jersey Villiage I had 130 All-Purpose yards. I'm trying to help my team be successful and go out with a bang."
Leverett said he may wait until the season is complete to make his official visit to Manhattan, KS. In the meantime he's enjoyed watching the Wildcats get off to an impressive start.
"They're going in the right direction," Leverett said of K-State football. "To be able to beat Miami in Miami says they're doing something thing right. I'd love to go see them play when they come down to Texas. I'm looking at making the trip up there in December. I'm hoping to take my Mom to show her the campus."
Kansas State makes two trip to the Lone Star State this season. They play Texas Tech in Lubbock on October 19th and then make a late season trip to Austin to face the Longhorns on November 19th.
Leverett played on JV as a freshman and sophomore until the Varsity debuted last season. The Spartans take on Langham Creek this weekend in a conference match-up.
"I've been here the whole time since they opened," said Leverett of the Spartan football program. "It's my goal to make All-District, but I really want us to win some games."
Kansas State recruited Leverett at running back. Dana Dimel, his recruiting coach, will also be his position coach at K-State. At a Texas Tech camp over the summer Leverett was clocked at a 4.35 forty, his best time. He wears #28 for the Spartans.