Levy was ranked the No. 7 prospect in the state of Wisconsin by Scout.com after earning honorable mention all-area recognition at linebacker his senior year and being named his conference's co-defensive player of the year. He had 74 tackles, six sacks and four fumble recoveries as a senior.
Levy committed to Wisconsin in November, choosing the Badgers over offers from Nebraska, Indiana and Pittsburgh. At a Pittsburgh camp last summer Levy ran a 4.42 40-yard dash. He expects to play will or sam linebacker for Wisconsin.
Badger Nation: You took your official visit Dec. 3-5. What was your favorite memory of that trip?
DeAndre Levy: "Probably all the free food. They feed you real well there and it was all good. I like food a lot."
BN: What are you most proud of from your prep career?
DL: "Probably just my first time suiting up in high school coming from all the other Little Leagues it was like none of the other competition I'd been against. That was just my favorite thing, just finally getting here, getting colleges' attention and everything that is where you can make stuff happen is in high school."
BN: What year was it that you first suited up for varsity?
DL: "My doctor didn't clear me as a freshman [jaw injury], so it was my sophomore year."
BN: Do expect to qualify academically? What is your GPA and SAT/ACT?
DL: "Right now my GPA is a 3.4 and I got 21 on my ACT." [Levy is a member of the National Honor Society]
BN: Do you have an academic discipline in mind for college?
DL: "Exercise science. I learn that stuff real easy. It holds my interest longer than any other subjects."
BN: What was your favorite college team growing up?
DL: "I don't know. I just like Michigan. I don't know why. I don't really have no reason why."
BN: What is your favorite professional team?
DL: "The Packers was, but I don't like them no more."
BN: Why is that?
DL: "Too many people like them around here. I have to go the opposite way. Everyone in my house cheers for them so I cheer for the other team just to start things up I guess."
BN: Who was your favorite athlete?
DL: "I like everybody. I don't really have no favorite athlete."
BN: Do you anticipate redshirting your first year at UW?
DL: "Not really. But I mean if it happens, it happens. If I have to take a redshirt that's cool but they haven't really mentioned anything so I'm looking forward to playing next year."
BN: What are your goals for your first year at Wisconsin and for your whole Badger career?
DL: "My first year, I hope to come in, hopefully start to make a name for myself and earn some respect for me out of the other guys. You know, starting all over, starting a whole new career really. So that's my goal for the first year.
"As far as throughout my whole career, I hope to be a big enough impact player so I can go to the NFL eventually and hopefully get a couple rings in the process."
DL: "Rose Bowl, a couple things, you know."
BN: Do you expect to arrive on campus for summer workouts in June?
DL: "Yeah, I plan on going for the whole eight weeks or whatever it is."
BN: Where do you think you will be in 10 years?
DL: "In 10 years I hopefully will be in the NFL or holding down a good career in my major: physical therapy or personal trainer, something like that. Hopefully living comfortably."