PALM BEACH GARDENS – Levon Barnett is taking his talents to the next level.
The Dwyer 2017 safety has five offers on the table, but decided to end his recruiting process tonight (Jan. 26) by choosing Florida A & M over the likes of Toledo, Southeast Missouri State, McNeese State, and Ave Maria.
“When I visited the school, I absolutely fell in love with it,” said Barnett, who took his official visit to Florida A & M in Tallahassee (Fla.) on the weekend of Jan. 20-22. “I had a good connection with the coaches and the student body showed me a lot of love. The players took me in as a little brother.”
Barnett (6-0, 180) will go to Florida A & M this summer with at least three other 2017 players from Palm Beach Beach County: Dwyer offensive/defensive lineman Antwan Lewis, Dwyer linebacker Emmanuel Yisrael, and Pahokee offensive/defensive lineman B.J. Crawford.
“It feels good that we’re about to bring that South Florida swag to Tally (Tallahassee),” Barnett said.
In 11 games as a senior for Dwyer, Barnett recorded 45 tackles, 10 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble. He recorded his interceptions in regular-season games against Palm Beach Gardens and Olympic Heights.
Overall, Barnett’s best experience was when Dwyer trounced Palm Beach Lakes for a blistering 40-3 home win in Week 4. It set the stage for Dwyer’s run to the District 13-7A title.
Now that his high school football career is finished, Barnett is set to sign his letter of intent with Florida A & M on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at William T. Dwyer High School. The National Signing Day ceremony is scheduled for 12 p.m. at the school’s media center.
“I’m ready to make things happen,” Barnett said.