"I committed to Texas State verbally (on Sunday)," Levins told JCFootball.com recently. "The coaches made me feel at home and they all, at some point, coached under either Jim Tressell or Urban Meyer. The players welcomed me on day one and we already had a solid connection. The atmosphere was amazing and I think they are going to turn the program around and do something super-special in the Sun Belt and I wanted to be a part of it."
Even though he's happy with his decision to commit, Levins is keeping an open mind and he'll visit Nevada, the school that just offered him, this coming weekend.
As a sophomore this past season, Levins held down the left tackle spot for the Hornets, helping to lead them to a 12-1 record and a State Championship.
"I'm best at getting back in my stance and stopping fast pass-rushers since I'm more athletic and have better and lighter feet," Levins noted. "I'm flexible athletic and I understand the game and what different looks a defense can bring and I'm faster than most linemen.
"I'm also becoming a better run-blocker. I get off the ball faster and can climb to the second level."
Levins enjoyed a solid prep career at Mansfield (Oh.) High School, but he was unable to get qualified, so he decided to head west to forge a new path to reaching his goals.
"I decided to go to Fullerton because of the connection I had with coach Tom Maher," Levins recalled. "He called me everyday and encouraged me to take a leap of faith and everything worked out like he said it would."
Levins will finish up his two-year degree in May and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.