Will Levis, Xavier’s highly sought senior quarterback, made his verbal commitment to play at Penn State during a visit to the school Saturday morning.
He made the announcement on Twitter shortly after receiving a scholarship offer from coach James Franklin.
— Will Levis (@will_levis) July 15, 2017
Levis is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound native of Madison who threw for 1,972 yards and 19 touchdowns against five interceptions in 10 game his first full year as a starter. He’s thrown for 2,648 yards and 28 touchdowns against seven interceptions in two varsity seasons.
Levis had amassed more than 20 offers from NCAA FBS and FCS schools. He chose Penn State from a short list of favorites that included Iowa and Florida State. He’d also shown interest in an offer from North Carolina.
Other schools that had offered Levis included Cincinnati, UMass, Syracuse, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and UConn.
“I would like to thank all of the amazing schools and programs that have recruited me throughout this process,” he wrote in a prepared statement. “This was not an easy journey or decision, and I greatly appreciate every school that has given me the opportunity to play for their program.
“I’d also like to thank God for allowing me to play football at the next level and for His ultimate guidance. I also cannot thank my family, coaches, and peers enough for their tremendous support and faith in me. With all that being said, I’d like to announce that I have received an offer and am committing to continue my academic and athletic career at Pennsylvania State University!”
Levis is, perhaps, the highest-profiled athlete in Connecticut’s upcoming Class of 2018 to have made his college commitment.
Capital Prep’s Oneil Robinson and Khyon Gillespie, East Hartford’s Kevon Jones and Cheshire Academy’s Dillon Harris (via Bloomfield) have all committed to play at UConn.
Former Fairfield Prep TE Bobby Haskins, now at the Hun School, made his verbal to play at Virginia.