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Levingston picks up two big offers

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Dontae Levingston has proven to be one of the top offensive linemen in California and now the offers are starting to come at a rapid pace. The Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne recruit said Florida and Oregon have now offered after sending coaches to the school in recent days.
The Ducks have long been involved with Levingston, a 6-foot-5, 279-pound prospect who was one of the top linemen at the recent Los Angeles NIKE Camp.
"I was hearing from them before Monday, they were sending me e-mails and letters to the school and then coach (Don) Pellum came down two weeks ago to watch my spring practice," Levingston said.
"Then Monday (offensive line) coach (Steve) Greatwood came down and he watched me practice and run and he liked what I could do and now coach Chip Kelly wants me to call him.
"I just know it's a Pac-10 school and it's not too far from home. They run an offense with a lot of screens, their offensive linemen get to the linebackers a lot and that's one thing I like to do in high school and I really just like to block on the second level."
Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Southern Methodist and Wyoming have already offered Levingston, who is witnessing his recruitment take off pretty quickly. Oregon and Florida are now in the mix and Levingston said Southern Cal has reached out and would like him to camp next month.
Getting an offer from the Gators was also a big deal and Levingston said distance won't play a big role in his recruitment because his parents like to vacation in Florida. Assistant coach Brian White, who has a lot of West Coast ties, is recruiting Levingston for the Gators.
"I really didn't know too much about Florida offering me," Levingston said. "They came down Monday and I did the same thing, I ran, and they liked everything I did. A couple months ago they came down, I didn't talk to them or anything, I was still in basketball, and they watched my highlight tape and they loved what I can do and how I can run.
"The distance away from home isn't a big deal because my parents are going to support me wherever I go. It's a place where my parents like to visit because they like to go to Florida a lot."
Keeping an eye on USC will be interesting. Levingston said he plans to attend the Rising Stars Camp next month so he can work out in front of the coaches - and maybe pick up another big offer.
"They want me to come down to the Rising Stars Camp in June and see what I can do, see how I do in the drills, see how I compete against the best players in California," Levingston said.
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