Posted On: 08/30/20 8:37 PM
Although he’s not playing in Oregon right now, one of the state’s top 2023’s Sam Leavitt 6-1 185 is doing well in the State of Utah, starting for Pleasant Grove HS (3-0) at QB.
Many are familiar with the name, as Sam’s brother Dallin is in his 3rd year with the Oakland Raiders, after starring at Central Catholic and then Utah St.
Sam grew three inches over the offseason and traveled to Utah with two of his Westview (OR) teammates Darrius ClemonsDarriusClemons6'3" | WRWestview | 2022StateOR and Aaron JonesAaronJones5'9" | ATHWestview | 2022StateOR. Both are big time D1 guys with Clemons currently ranked one of the top WR’s in America for the 2022 class. Jones is equally special.
The young QB has great genes with his father being a standout linebacker at BYU back in the day. Sam brings a certain type of toughness to the table, as anyone who knows the Leavitt’s could attest to. Dallin’s on-field passion, and no non sense demeanor, is his x-factor in my opinion.
Speaking on his brother and some of their similarities and differences Sam says, “Dallin and I are both fiercely competitive but he plays with more emotion, while I try to stay calm and collected.”
Leavitt was thrust into the spotlight starting his first varsity game as a Sophomore a few weeks back. Since then he has hit on 57% of his passes (42/74) for 798 yards and 8 TDs/2 INTs, covering the first 3 games.
Clemons has dominated the competition as well, averaging 28 yards per catch, with 11 receptions for 306 yards and 4 TD’s. Jones has followed that up nicely averaging 18 yards per reception (7-121-1 TD) while coming out of the backfield.
In summary, Sam has the potential of being one of the top QB’s in the region. He is a phenomenal overall athlete and would project on D, if he wasn’t playing the quarterback spot.
Give a lot of credit to the kids and families who have made the decision to travel and play elsewhere. It says a lot when you can pick up on a few weeks notice, get adjusted to a new setting, and thrive.
You will hear a lot more about Leavitt in the years to come. If Oregon lets their athletes play you will see Sam and a host of other kids return.