Levingston's Fired up for Senior Season

Dontae Levingston of Narbonne HS (Harbor City, Ca.) recently named SMU as one of his top four schools. Read further to find out what Levingston thinks about his team's schedule, which is among the toughest in the region. Levingston has a prediction for the Narbonne/Serra game, which is of special interest to SMU fans.

Narbonne (Harbor City, Ca.) offensive lineman Dontae Levingston is excited about his senior year of football, which kicks off on September 9th vs. the South East Jaguars.

In 2009, Narbonne finished the regular season with a relatively modest 5-5 mark, but the Gauchos turned up the intensity in the playoffs, winning three straight postseason contests before dropping a 34-14 decision to highly-touted Crenshaw in the Los Angeles City Section Division I championship game.

"I'm ready to play Crenshaw again right now," said Levingston, who recently announced a top four list of schools - SMU, Florida, Oregon, and San Diego State - in the battle for his signature on National Signing Day. "I think that if we had played them on a dry field, then the results would have been different.

"If the weather hadn't been like that -- pouring down rain -- then we'd be back-to-back city champs right now. Crenshaw is a running team and they pounded us with their running back and fullback: (five-star USC commit) DeAnthony Thomas and Geoffrey Norwood."

Levingston (6-4, 285) and the Gauchos have a challenging slate of games this year, including showdowns with Long Beach Poly and Serra. Last year, Poly defeated Narbonne 28-14. The Jackrabbits, led by cornerback Kameron Jackson (Washington commit) and outside linebacker Corey Waller, are 67-13 over the past six years.

Serra, led by SMU commit Conner Preston and five-star WR George Farmer, is a new face on the Narbonne schedule. The Cavaliers, 38-3 over the past three seasons, went undefeated (15-0) in 2009.

"They'll (Serra) have a loss after they play us," said Levingston. "If they don't have a loss coming into that game, then we're going to hand them one. Their quarterback is good, but our defense will shut him down.

"Poly will be a fun game. We made a lot of mistakes against them last year. We weren't focused and didn't play well in that game. We're looking really strong for this season. Our offensive line is solid and our defense has nine starters back."

Levingston, whose most recent offer came from Washington, is not sure when he'll make a decision about his collegiate future.

"I'm going to take all my official visits before I commit," he said. "I'm not sure which schools I'll visit yet. Actually, I might take all my visits or I might even commit after the first two."

Levingston is currently ranked as the No. 47 offensive guard in the nation, according to Scout.com.

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