#28 Jarvis Leverett Jr.
Position: Running Back
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
Jarvis Leverett Jr. (b. April 21, 1994) is a quality athlete who shined on the scout team during his redshirt season.
Leverett, who earned the team's Red Raider Award as the top contributor on the scout team in 2012, will be in the mix to play this year at running back and on special teams. I think he'll back up John Hubert and Robert Rose.
He was listed as the eighth-best running back in Texas in 2012 by The Houston Chronicle while prepping at Cypress Lake High School and also was named to the newspaper's Texas Top 100 list last season.
He was a bit of a steal for us because most schools backed off during his junior year. He had amassed 349 yards and five TDs in three games when he tore his ACL and missed the rest of that season.
Well, he bounced back in a big way. In a three-game stretch, he had 500 rushing yards and five touchdowns as a senior at Cypress Lake. Our persistence in recruiting him even as other schools ignored him paid off.