Surprised by the offer!

When SMU offered this offensive tackle on Wednesday night, the junior was to say the least, surprised. Come inside to find out why. Plus, is he ready to visit and commit? If you don't have a premium membership, you are missing out!

When SMU offered Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne offensive lineman Dontae Levingston on Wednesday night, the junior offensive tackle was to say the least, surprised.

"The first thought that went through my mind was, 'you are interested in me?' Somebody with his (Klemm) talent, who played in the NFL, and he is really interested in me? I was really honored," said Levingston to PonyStampede.com. "I was very glad that I got my first offer from SMU. Coach Klemm has been sending me quite a few letters, I had talked with him a couple times over the phone, and we talked quite a bit yesterday."

June Jones recruited Narbonne yearly when he was at Hawaii, and signed several former Gauchos players. Add Coach Klemm, a California product himself into the mix, and there was no way that Levingston was not going to be seen by SMU.

Besides for the Mustangs, San Diego State, Arizona, Arizona State, and Washington are showing interest to the offensive tackle.

"San Diego State talked about offering me to my coach, but I haven't heard from them in a couple weeks. Arizona also is pretty close I think," said Levingston. "I want a good environment. I want to go to a school that is about winning, but is laid back. Something that is different than Cali. Somewhere where I can have a good couple four to five years."

Levingston was an all-City Section pick after helping the Gauchos to the CIF-City Section title game in 2009.

"I'm a strong run blocker, a great pass blocker, and I like to go down field and make a block. I can really block down the field," said Levingston.

With Pac-10 schools in the mix, the Mustangs would love for Levingston to take an unofficial visit to SMU in the future, and wrap up his recruiting.

"Yeah, I'm definitely wanting to visit Dallas. I'm thinking about heading out there during spring break," said Levingston. "I want to be a preseason commit, but you never know. I'm not going to rush it. If I get a couple more offers, I will check out the schools and try to make my final decision."

Unlike some recruits, Levingston will not be afraid to venture away from California for the right school and right fit.

"To me it doesn't matter where I go, my family is going to be there. I will still have that comfort. Distance doesn't matter," said the junior.

PonyStampede.com will stay close to Levingston's recruiting and bring you updates when they are available.


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