Class of 2008

John Levorson

HometownCrete, NE
High schoolNone

Originally published Feb. 7, 2008 in the Omaha World-Herald

Did you know?

Levorson was 25-1 as Crete's starting quarterback over the past two years, winning a pair of Class B titles. He scored an overtime touchdown against McCook in his final high school game, and his interception set up Crete's other score in the 14-7 win.


"It's tough to say where he'd fit best. As a safety, he covers so much ground and has great closing speed. He's got super instincts. But athletically, he catches the ball as well as anybody, so I think he could play on the offensive side of the ball." -- Chuck McGinnis, Crete coach

The gurus say ranks Levorson 87th as an athlete. places him at No. 119 on its list of safeties.

About Levorson

A dominant high school player, Levorson has shown the ability to do it all on the football field. No one in the Nebraska prep ranks can match his individual accomplishments since perhaps Danny Woodhead. And even he wasn't this versatile. Levorson, in his career at Crete, rushed for 2,604 yards and threw for 3,164 more. He collected 201 tackles and caused 23 turnovers. An All-Nebraska co-captain along with Sean Fisher, Levorson committed to Nebraska in June on the day the Huskers offered a scholarship.

Our take

Levorson has never done wrong in football, so why start now? Sure, he needs to add weight. And like any player from a small school, he'll face more of an adjustment than some new Huskers. But there's something about Levorson's competitive spirit that figures to make him a good fit at NU.

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