Just a few years removed from excelling on the Oregon HS football field, and both Dallin Leavitt (5-11 200 Jr. Safety) & Wyatt Houston (6-5 255 Sr. TE) look to be two of the top players within their conference, and potentially the country at their respective positions.
Utah St scored big with both as each took a different journey getting to USU. Houston played QB at 3A Horizon Christian High School before converting to Tight End in college. Prior to his Senior year he impressed enough at an Aggie camp for them to offer shortly there after. He is now on the Mackey watch list as one of the top TE’s in the country, after accounting for 51 receptions, 603 yards, and 7 TD’s in the last three years.
Leavitt was ranked Oregon’s top safety, and named the Mt Hood conference Defensive Player of the Year, out of 6A power Central Catholic. He originally committed to BYU and started his first two years in Provo before making the transfer. Dallin played in 17 games for the Cougars, tallying 67 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks.
Speaking on the transfer and his goals moving forward Dallin says, “We want to win the MWC and be a top 25 team by the end of the season.. I’ll be playing both safeties, nickel, and maybe some corner if needed”. He added, “It was the best decision of my life to transfer, mainly because I met my wife.. She’s what helps me through the daily grind, being an athlete herself she knows some of the struggles.”
Leavitt has a no non sense demeanor on the field, and is the exception to the rule in the secondary. On multiple occasions he has shown off his versatility at the corner spot, locking down some of the conferences top wideouts. More than anything he is just tough. Dallin should make an immediate impact in an Aggie uniform, after sitting out a year due to the transfer.
Houston’s 6-5 frame and overall athleticism put him an elite category, when referencing the tools needed to play at the next level. He has put himself in a good position and should be a favorite target this season.
Talking on the upcoming year Wyatt says, “Personally I want to be the best tight end in the country and help my team to a conference title.. We came close my freshman year and this is the last year to do it”. Adding, “Having the opportunity to play 4 years of college football has been a real blessing in my life, I have learned so much.”
Wyatt and Dallin come from phenomenal families. Each feels lucky to have the support system that they do. Prior to their collegiate careers they were teammates, as part of our Oregon 7v7 All Star team. They will once again hook up and lead what should be a MWC title contending group, with 9 starters returning on the offensive side of the ball. We will find out quickly where the Aggies stand, as they travel to Los Angeles in Week 2 to play USC.
In summary you would be hard pressed to find a more well rounded pair of athletes. They are equally impressive on and off the field and will make the Northwest proud this Fall.