With six offers in hand and more schools on the verge, it should come to no surprises that Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne offensive lineman Dontae Levingston has had a busy spring. He lists SMU, Oregon State, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Utah State, and Boise State as schools that have come and visited him during practices.
"A lot of schools have come out and watched me," said Levingston about his spring season. "I'm just trying to get better. I'm really trying to get better at run blocking. I'm a better pass blocker, so I need to work on it. What I'm doing is just trying to stay low, get off the ball a little better, and work on my footwork when it comes to run blocking."
In previous Scout.com articles, Levingston's offensive coordinator Tim Kaub has indicated that the Mustangs are in the lead for him over Oregon. On Sunday, when asked if there were any schools on the rise when it comes to his recruiting, he answered:
"Well SMU is on the rise, but I'm really trying to keep everyone equal. I haven't taken any visits yet, so I want to see what happens there. I want everyone to be on the same spot."
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. Coach Klemm visited the junior earlier last week.
"I think the last time I talked to him was Tuesday. He is still recruiting me harder than ever," said the 2011 prospect. "I want to make a decision before the season, but it might have to wait until after. I need to get all my visits in before I make a decision."
Narbonne finished the 2009 season 8-6 overall, winning three of their last four games. It's something that Levingston wants to improve on before graduating.
"The team is really improving, more than I expected. We have a lot of starters returning, but they are young guys. Our senior class is only about 10 guys."