Three schools have emerged as favorites for three-star offensive guard Dontae Levingston and the Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne prospect is planning to take official visits to those programs.
Levingston, rated No. 23 at offensive guard and No. 34 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, will visit Washington on Sept. 18 for the Nebraska matchup, SMU the following weekend when the Mustangs play TCU and then Oregon on Oct. 2 for the Ducks' game against Stanford.
It will be his first trip to both Washington and Oregon but Levingston, a 6-foot-5, 279-pound prospect, has already visited SMU and has a strong relationship with offensive line coach Adrian Klemm.
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"Me and coach Klemm have a very good connection," Levingston said. "They were my first offer so we were talking for a long time. Without them I might not have any offers. They took a chance on me."
Washington is moving up the list for Levingston, one of the top offensive linemen at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, especially since some former Narbonne teammates play there and the Huskies' staff has lots of ties to Los Angeles.
"I have teammates who I played the last two years with at Washington," Levingston said. "The coaching staff is from L.A. and basically I like the coaches because they know where I'm coming from.
"(Having former teammates there) is not a real big deal but it's definitely a factor in me liking Washington. They know where I'm coming from, they know the environment I'm coming from and they can relate to me better because they know where I'm from and they're from the same area."
Oregon is definitely in the running as well since Levingston has been talking with offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and coach Chip Kelly. With early playing time a possibility, Levingston said he's definitely interested in hearing more from the Ducks' coaches.
"I've been talking to coach Greatwood and a little bit to coach Kelly and they all want me to go up there," Levingston said.
"I feel if I go up there I can maybe start as a freshman or at least get some playing time. That's very important. I don't like watching football from the sidelines."