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Sam Leavitt drawing interest from Arizona State, Oregon State, Nebraska, Utah, others

Michigan State freshman quarterback Sam Leavitt has heard from several schools early

Former West Linn (Oregon) star and Michigan State freshman quarterback Sam Leavitt announced his intentions to put his name into the transfer portal last week.

But that didn't become official until Monday.

And it didn't take long for schools to reach out.

Arizona State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State were among the programs to contact Leavitt on Monday.

As a freshman at Michigan State, Leavitt earned playing time in four games and flashed the potential that initially made him a bluechip recruit, going 15-of-23 (65.2 percent) for 139 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

He entered the portal following the transition from Mel Tucker to Jonathan Smith, citing a lack of recruitment by Oregon State while Smith was at the helm.

"I don't know if I'm considering staying - just with previous relations with this staff. I've made my decision in terms of Michigan State," he told SBLive Sports "Being a hometown kid and not getting an offer from them felt disrespectful, so that's always stuck with me." 

As a West Linn (Oregon) senior, he was named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year, throwing for 3,065 yards and 36 touchdowns with an additional 693 yards and eight scores on the ground, leading the Lions to a 6A state championship.

As a recruit, Leavitt originally committed to Washington State before his recruitment soared, as he climbed to the nation's No. 18 quarterback and picked up offers from Arizona, Florida State, Michigan State and Washington.