One of the Washington area’s top prospects was set to enroll in a new school Thursday afternoon and is off Friday to an unofficial visit to Oklahoma followed by a combine this weekend in Oklahoma City.
Linebacker E.J. Levenberry, a rising junior who played for DeMatha the past two seasons and plans to play this fall for Hylton, has not heard from Maryland, according to his father, Eric, who is upset that the Terrapins have not pursued his son. Eric Levenberry said he is a graduate of Maryland.
E.J. Levenberry was a varsity backup as a freshman at DeMatha and last season made third-team all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
“I’m really pissed off at Maryland,”Eric Levenberry said Thursday as he drove to Hylton to register E.J. for classes this school year. “I’m a Maryland guy, been a diehard Maryland fan since I was a kid.”
The elder Levenberry said that Maryland has not recruited E.J. “since [coach-in-waiting James] Franklin and [defensive coordinator Don] Brown left. Franklin had been recruiting him since seventh grade and made a verbal [scholarship] offer in eighth grade. With this new coaching staff coming in, none of those guys reached out to us at all.”
Levenberry, who is 6 feet 3 and 226 pounds, earlier this summer took an unofficial visit to North Carolina and next weekend plans to visit Tennessee. Eric Levenberry said his son also plans to visit Virginia and Penn State when time permits. All of those schools have offered scholarships, as well as Virginia Tech, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Vanderbilt, among others.
E.J. Levenberry transferred from DeMatha to Annandale during this past school year and now is transferring to Hylton.