Oklahoma State recruiting: Prep teammates Jesse Robinson, Vili Leveni will be teammates at OSU

The teammates from Hurst L.D. Bell might have opposite demeanors, but they bonded over the past three years during their head-to-head practice battles in the trenches.
by Gina Mizell Published: February 6, 2013

HURST, Texas — Jesse Robinson ropes people in with his magnetic personality. Vili Leveni's quiet attention to detail rubs off on those around him.

The teammates from Hurst (Texas) L.D. Bell might have opposite demeanors, but they bonded over the past three years during their head-to-head practice battles in the trenches.

That'll now continue at Oklahoma State, with Robinson and Leveni both signing their letters of intent to play for the Cowboys Wednesday morning.

“He's actually made me a lot better since sophomore year, always going up against him,” Levini said. “I'm glad I get to go up there with him to help continue to get better.”

Robinson, rated a three-star offensive linemen by Rivals, has been a known OSU commit since November. But Leveni, a three-star defensive end, was a late grab for the Cowboys, as he switched his pledge from Utah after an in-home visit from defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer last week.

A push from Robinson also helped Leveni pick the Cowboys.

“He kept hitting me up saying, ‘OSU, OSU, OSU,'” Leveni said with a laugh. “I finally listened. I'm glad I did, too.”

At 6-foot-6 and about 290 pounds, Robinson is an explosive lineman for his size with great feet. Leveni also possess an ideal frame for his position at 6-4 and 260 pounds, as well as the athleticism to make him a versatile option.


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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