PLAYER: Dontae Levingston
POSITION: Offensive line
JUCO: Santa Monica C.C. (Santa Monica, CA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 70 | 24/7 Sports 81
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8254
VTM PROFILE DATE: December 22, 2013
OFFERS | Alcorn St., Georgia St., Idaho, Kansas, Kansas St., Memphis, Middle Tenn. St., New Mexico, Old Dominion, Texas Tech, UTSA and Washington St.
STATS | Nada.
THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Nada.
SCOUTING REPORT | Whenever I watch these JUCO videos, I try my best to think that the competition isn't all that great and focus on technique and form. How do the routes look if it is a receiver? If it is defensive back, what's their footwork like? That sort of thing. I tried to do the same thing with Levingston in watching his film. I initially wasn't all that excited about doing a write-up on Levingston, who was originally an SMU signee, but went back to California for family things. I was thinking that Levingston wasn't going to be anything special and I don't think he's "special" in the sense that he's transcendent, but there's a lot of things to really like here.
Levingston has really good footwork. Really good. Stays relatively low for an offensive lineman, or at least he doesn't get really high on his film. There are a couple of clips on his film where Levingston drops off his defensive lineman to the guard to then seamlessly pick up a blitzing player on the outside. How many times did we see this happen this past year? Offensive line pay is really beautiful to watch when it's done well and I love seeing stuff like that. Levingston does a nice job of zone blocking, which isn't rocket science, but it is blocking down in unison and he does that well. Levinston is also pretty darned athletic, which is what you would expect from a guy that is only 285 or so. He can really move out in space and showed the ability track down defensive backs and block when pulling. It's easy for offensive linemen to whiff on those sorts of things. And maybe most importantly, Levingston looks good in space playing left tackle. The ability to block one-on-one. There really isn't a greater thing that an offensive linemen needs to do.
I wanted to mention two more things. First, Levingston was named the first team Pacific Conference offensive line. Second, Santa Monica's masco is the "Corsairs". I did not know what Corsair is and I looked it up: 1) A pirate, especially along the Barbary Coast; 2) A swift pirate ship, often operating with official sanction.
Dontae, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
The 2014 Class |
|Patrick Mahomes||QB||6-3/198||Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX)||April 24, 2013|
|Justin Stockton||RB||5-9/175||Steele (Cibolo, TX)||January 21, 2013|
|Demarcus Felton||RB||5-7/179||Dekaney (Spring, TX)||April 18, 2013|
|Jakari Dillard||WR||6-4/185||Princeton (Princeton, TX)||August 13, 2012|
|Cameron Batson||IR||5-9/165||Milwood (Oklahoma City, OK)||April 23, 2013|
|Ian Sadler||WR||5-11/192||Argyle (Argyle, TX)||April 25, 2013|
|Byron Daniels||WR||6-0/170||Madison (San Antonio, TX)||May 8, 2013|
|Deionte Noel||OL||6-3/300||Steele (Cibolo, TX)||April 17, 2013|
|Mildren Montgomery||OL||6-4/245||Douglass (Oklahoma City, OK)||June 4, 2013|
|Justin Murphy||OL||6-8/275||Belton (Belton, TX)||June 10, 2013|
|Robert Castaneda||OL||6-5/315||Round Rock (Round Rock, TX)||June 10, 2013|
|Dontae Levingston||OL||6-5/285||Santa Monica C.C. (Santa Monica, CA)||December 22, 2013|
|L.J. Collier||DE||6-3/235||Munday (Munday, TX)||February 10, 2013|
|Keland McElrath||DT||6-5/290||Coahoma C.C. (Clarksdale, MS)||September 25, 2013|
|Marcus Smith||DT||6-3/305||Highland C.C. (Highland, KS)||December 15, 2013|
|Dakota Allen||LB||6-2/225||Summer Creek (Humble, TX)||August 17, 2013|
|Tevin Madison||CB||5-10/160||Fayette County (Fayette, AL)||April 26, 2013|
|Derrick Dixon||S||5-9/187||Skyline (Dallas, TX)||June 19, 2013|
|Joseph Clark||DB||5-9/180||Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX)||July 28, 2013|
|Jah’Shawn Johnson||DB||5-10/172||Ennis (Ennis, TX)||August 13, 2013|
|Connor Wilson||S||6-2/205||Argyle (Argyle, TX)||September 18, 2013|
|Jamarcus Howard||CB||5-11/190||Coffeyville C.C. (Coffeyville, KS)||November 4, 2013|
|Josh Keys||DB||6-2/190||Miss. Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkinston, MS)||December 15, 2013|