Levingston focused on playoffs

Last year, Narbonne and blue-chip offensive lineman Dontae Levingston lost to Crenshaw in the Los Angeles City Championship, and the Gauchos get a chance at redemption this week in a quarterfinal matchup vs. the Cougars and five-star prospect DeAnthony Thomas. Get Levingston's thoughts on the game here. Also, has he set a particular date for making a decision on where to play college football?

Narbonne dropped a 34-14 decision last year to the Crenshaw Cougars, but the Gauchos and standout offensive lineman Dontae Levingston get a shot at payback this week in the CIF-LA Division I quarterfinals.

What does Narbonne need to accomplish to defeat the Cougars?

"Stop Black Mamba," said Levingston of Crenshaw five-star RB/CB DeAnthony Thomas. "There's only one key. We can win; it's a very winnable game, but we have to stop him to have success.

"I'm the only returning starter on offense, so a lot of our players on that side of the ball don't know much about Crenshaw, but our defense knows about the Black Mamba and what he did to us last year."

Last year, Thomas ran for a season-high 192 yards on 13 carries with 3 touchdowns vs. the Gauchos.

Narbonne, which began the year 1-3, has scored at least 60 points in two of its last three games, including 60 in last week's playoff game against Jordan.

"I attribute our success on offense to teamwork, being on the same page, and hustling," said Levingston, the No. 35 ranked offensive guard in the nation. "We play with a quick tempo and it forces other teams to make mistakes."

What's going on with recruiting?

"There's nothing new, other than my last offer, which came recently from Bowling Green," said Levingston. "Right now, I'm just focusing on the playoffs and then, after the season is over, I'm going to come up with my decision."

SMU and Washington have both received official visits from Levingston, who is being recruited by Mustangs offensive line coach Adrian Klemm.

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