Last month, the University of Kentucky football program gained a commitment from Levon Livingston. Livingston became the first Class of 2015 player with a four-star rating from one of the major recruiting services to announce his commitment to Kentucky.
Although the question about where Livingston would play college football was answered early, the question of what position he will play remains unanswered.
Livingston, a native of Washington, D.C., stands at 6’7″, weighs in at 232 pounds, and runs a 5.36 40-yard dash. Most recruiting websites list him as a defensive end. However, he told the Herald-Leader that he prefers to play offensive tackle. Kentucky’s coaches have told Livingston that they are open to allowing him the opportunity to play as an offensive tackle.
With his size and positive attitude, it appears Livingston can make an immediate impact no matter which side of the ball he ends up playing on.
Adam Friedman, an analyst for Rivals.com, spoke with the Herald-Leader about Livingston. “Levon is an interesting prospect,” Friedman said. “Pretty soft spoken, but he’s a different kind of guy on the field. He has a huge body. There’s a lot you can do with a guy like him. I’m sure they’re trying to figure out right now whether he’s going to play offense or defense. He could play that defensive end role. He could fill out and end up being a tackle. You can’t teach his size and athleticism.”