ESPN West Palm's "coach", Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
School: Spanish River (Class of 2016)
Where He Excels:
Toughness stands out when watching Owen Levine play. Plus speed for a QB. Levine’s athleticism allows him to extend plays and make something out of nothing. Love that Levine keeps his eyes up when moving around the pocket which makes him threat to scramble but defensive backs better not leave there receiver because Levine will stop on a dime and pull up to throw. Levine does a good job keeping the ball high and secure and then tucking it away when he decides to scramble. Good throwing motion with a nice follow through. Has ability to differentiate when to put touch on the ball and when to let it rip.
What To Work On:
While Levine gets his body into throws and can put zip on the short and intermediate routes. He needs to work on arm strength for his deep ball. Building core strength in the offseason would greatly help Levine. Doesn’t always trust blocking up front of him and will sometimes go on the move unnecessarily. The bad habit of happy feet can be an issue down the road even when he plays in front of an improved offensive line.
Kokell's Film Analysis:
This Love I have for Levine’s ability to use his Moves Like Jagger to cause Misery to opposing defenses is a Wake Up Call that there is talent and something building at Spanish River. While Levine may never be the number one player in our Papa John’s Top 63 list, he is a really good football player that would start on most teams in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast. The kid is a gamer who overcomes his size by doing whatever it takes to move the chains for the Sharks. As Spanish River improves, Levine will get more and more explosive. I look forward to the watching him improve over the next year and a half. No more Team Shakira for me, it’s all about Team Levine.
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Chris Kokell covers high school football for ESPN 106.3 and is the color analyst for "Football Night in South Florida". He has served as head coach at both Pope John Paul II and Forest Hill. To recommend an athlete for Kokell to feature in a future "Film Room", please send player info and a film link to him on Twitter at @REALCOACHK, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.