Jarvis Leverett Takes In Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Cypress Lakes High School star Running Back and KSU Verbal Jarvis Leverett visited Manhattan for his official visit. Leverett talks about the visit....

Jarvis Leverett was in Manhattan this past weekend to take his official visit to the school he committed to back in September. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back, from Cypress Lakes High School in Katy, Texas, took the visit with his mother.

"We left from Houston and caught a connecting flight in Dallas to Kansas," said Jarvis Leverett. "It went real well. I loved the chance to tour Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. I got to see a fabulous view of the field. It's great walking about the building then getting a chance to sit down with the man it's named after."

Leverett was recruited to Kansas State by Dana Dimel who will also serve as his position coach at running back. During the visit, he was able to get a lot of one-on-one time with Coach Dimel and talk some football.

"Coach Dimel was with me the whole weekend," Leverett said. "Basically, he told me after signing day they'd be able to let me know some drills to work into my off-season training and some of the plays on video to give me a head-start on learning the system.

"We also talked about the academic side of things. Bill Snyder was around us a lot. He sat down with me and my mom and touched on some important dates coming up."

Two important staples in the recruiting visit are meeting current players and food. Kansas State offered plenty of the latter.

"We ate three meals a day a different restaurants," Leverett said. "I can't even remember the names of all the places, but the food was great.

"My player-host was Kip Daily. I met some of the guys on the team like Tre Walker. Anthony Watson, a wide receiver from Blinn [Junior College], was up for the weekend. Will Davis, a linebacker from Dallas, was there too. They took us to a frat party on Saturday night. We had so much fun."

Leverett has always remained solid to Kansas State since his commitment in September. He didn't get a chance to make it up for a visit during the season, but watched every Wildcat game on TV back home in Houston.

"I hadn't been to Manhattan since I was up there for a camp last summer, so it felt nice to be back again," said Leverett. "The community comes together as one. That's what sold me on Kansas State, the whole family-vibe of the program and the city. I know I'm going to be taken care of by my football family and by the town. I can't wait to be there."

Leverett is currently gearing up for track season. He'll compete in the 4X1 and 4X2 relay events and the open 100 meter dash.

Cypress Lakes is planning to have a ceremony and celebration in Leverett's honor on signing day Wednesday, February 1st.

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