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Ballou OL Levon Livingston picks up offers from Kentucky, West Virginia

Ballou OL Levon Livingston picked up offers from West Virginia, Kentucky and UNC-Charlotte last week. (Photo Courtesy of Ballou High School)
Ballou OL Levon Livingston picked up offers from West Virginia, Kentucky and UNC-Charlotte last week. (Photo Courtesy of Ballou High School)

Ballou offensive lineman Levon Livingston picked up three scholarship offers last week, as the second-team All-Met continued his rise as a major recruit heading into his senior season in 2014.

The 6-foot-7, 250-pound Livingston netted offers from UNC-Charlotte, West Virginia and Kentucky, the latter two of which came on the same day last week.

All three schools “said they watched my tape, said how physical I was,” Livingston said of receiving the news from the schools last week. “They said that I got real potential.”

Livingston burst onto the recruiting scene last summer, when he carved out a reputation as a prospect with great potential at Clemson and Georgia’s football camps. Both the Tigers and Bulldogs showed interest in Livingston, as did Penn State, Rutgers and Tennessee at that point.

Livingston visited the Nittany Lions in October, even without an offer in hand. He played all of his junior season without an offer, and Ballou had a turnaround year with Livingston’s presence playing a key role. Livingston recorded 19.5 sacks on defense, and was a part of an offensive line that helped the Knights’ backfield compile over 1,300 yards rushing during their six-win season, which culminated in a berth to the DCIAA playoffs. Livingston earned an invitation to the U.S. Army National Combine in January.

Although he has no official visits set up, Livingston said he plans to visit the spring game at Kentucky in April. He’s still looking into his three new choices, but last week he tweeted his reaction about all three schools offering – including Kentucky, where he was already feeling the love from Wildcats fans.

“I was a little surprised,” Livingston said of the hoopla behind his offers. “I didn’t think it was going to come that early.”

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Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.
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