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2013 BYU Football Newcomers: Dallin Leavitt


 

Dallin Leavitt

Portland, OR – Central Catholic HS

6’0” | 205 lbs | 4.57 40’

Before BYU:  For the 2012 class, Dallin Leavitt is one of the most talented athletes to come out of the state of Oregon.  From a young age, Leavitt knew he wanted to be a Cougar.  One of the major reasons for choosing BYU is the atmosphere and the coaching staff, to which he says he would do anything for.  After only his sophomore year, Leavitt committed to the Cougars and held strong on that commitment, ignoring interest from several PAC12 schools including Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, California Colorado, Stanford, UCLA, and Utah.  Leavitt also received offers from Purdue, Missouri, Wyoming, and Hawaii.

In 2012, Leavitt led Central Catholic High School to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the 6A state quarterfinals.  In two years at Central Catholic, Leavitt recorded 133 tackles, 9 interceptions, and added 1,341 all-purpose yards, scoring 15 touchdowns.  He was selected as 1st Team All-State, Defensive Underclassmen of the Year and was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year for 2012.

From the highlights, it appears that Leavitt is the package deal as far as athleticism goes.  He has the ability to make plays on both sides of the ball and shows off impressive breakaway speed and quickness once the ball is in his hands.  His highlights also show off his aggressive nature on defense.

Expectations in 2013: Defensive Contributor

Leavitt plans to play the 2013 season with the Cougars, then leave for a two-year church mission.  We anticipate he will see action in every game this season.

Potential in BYU Career: High

Leavitt comes to BYU as a 3-star recruit and rated the #95 defensive back prospect in the nation.  He has impressed the BYU coaches with his aggressive mentality, extreme competitiveness, and high level of confidence.  Dallin has been classified as a “hard-hitter” defensive back, and has expressed a desire to coaches to assist in special teams as a return specialist.  His natural athletic talent, disciplined work ethic, and maturity will lead to a very successful career at BYU.

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