PLAYER: Rika Levi
POSITION: Defensive Tackle
FORTY: Who cares
JUCO: College of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 75 | 24/7 Sports 91
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8416
VTM PROFILE DATE: January 16, 2014
OFFERS | Kentucky, Missouri, Texas Tech and Washington
STATS | Levi had 25 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Nothing yet.
SCOUTING REPORT | Wooot! I'm really excited about this commit. Texas Tech needs more defensive tackles, especially nose tackles that can take up space and this fills a significant need for the Red Raiders. I do want everyone to appreciate my jokes on Levi's 40 time. I'm here all week.
Levi is a fire hydrant if you will. I can't recall off the top of my head the last time that Texas Tech had a 2-gap lineman the size of Levi combined with the type of athleticism that he displays at 350 pounds. As you'll note on his scouting profiles, he ranges anywhere between a two-star and a four-star. Levi is relentless on his film and although I joke about his 40-time and the fact that I don't care, he doesn't give up on plays and that's important to me. I guess it just depends how important a guy that just has 25 tackles.
But those 25 tackles don't tell all of the story and I'm being a bit funny with that comment. Levi is the 23rd best JUCO player according to 24/7 Sports. Levi was also named as the 2013 All-California Community College Defensive Player of the Year (PDF). Levi's value isn't going to be in how many tackles he makes because what will be important is how many offensive linemen he occupies and if he can occupy two linemen on each play, that's going to create significant issues for opposing offensive lines.
Again, I'm giddy about this, and I'm not joking. Of all of the players that Texas Tech needs, this is the one that I think Texas Tech needs the most.
Rika, 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|
|Devin Lauderdale||WR||5-11/170||Navarro College (Corsicana, TX)||December 28, 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|
|Rika Levi||DT||6-2/350||College of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)||January 16, 2014|
|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|
|Payton Hendrix||S||6-3/190||Bishop Dunne (Dallas, TX)||December 27, 2013|
|Nigel Bethel||CB||5-9/170||Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL)||January 9, 2014|