By NU Athletic Communications
DB, 6-3, 190, Crete, Neb. (Crete HS)
One of the top all-around athletes in the state of Nebraska, John Levorson comes to Nebraska after leading Crete High School to back-to-back Class B state championships. Levorson starred at quarterback for the Cardinals, providing Coach Chuck McGinnis with a run-pass threat. Levorson is expected to begin his Husker career in the defensive backfield, but has the athleticism to line up at multiple positions. In his senior season, Levorson rushed for 1,158 yards and averaged better than 10 yards per attempt. Through the air, he connected on 55 percent of his passes, while racking up 92 tackles and six interceptions on defense. Levorson's play during the 2007 season earned him recognition as an honorary captain of both the Lincoln Journal Star's Super State team and the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska squad. Levorson also led Crete to the state title in 2006, when he passed for 1,316 yards, ran for another 734 yards and made 34 tackles on defense. His play as a junior also earned Levorson first-team All-Nebraska honors as a defensive back and first-team Class B all-state accolades as a quarterback. Levorson is ranked among the top 100 athlete recruits in the nation, was listed as the No. 6 in-state prospect by Rivals.com and No. 5 by Scout.com. Levorson's talents do not end on the football field. He is a standout for the Crete basketball team, averaging 18.9 points per game while leading the Cardinals to a 10-6 record and a top-10 ranking. As a junior, he earned first-team Class B all-state honors, while averaging nearly 16 points per game. On the track, Levorson was part of a state championship 1,600-meter relay team and a state runner-up 400-meter relay squad. Levorson is strong in the clasroom as well, earning a 4.0 grade-point average. Levorson also received scholarship offers from Wyoming and Ohio before committing to the Huskers last June. Levorson is the son of David and Laurie Levorson and was born on May 24, 1989.