Recruiting with TN 2020 LB – CJ Livesay

By: Bob Redd

Editor: J.T. Powell


You could say football is in the blood of C.J. Livesay. His father, Anthony, played at Wofford University and the Morristown East High School Class of 2020 linebacker credits his father with his success.

“I would not be anywhere without my dad,” Livesay said. “He has pushed me to get better and he has always pushed me to get up early in the mornings, to study, pushed me in the classroom, of course… Without him showing me those drills I would not be anywhere close to where I am… I would not be at the level I am at right now. Without him I do not know where I would be. I know he is just going to continue to help me grow.”

Livesay is 5’11, 220 pounds and had 109 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, four sacks and two pass breakups in 2018 at MEHS. At the present time he has no official offers but he has been contacted by Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee, Furman, Carson-Newman, Tusculum, Liberty, Appalachian State, The Citadel, Navy, Army, Air Force, Kentucky, Yale, Austin Peay [and Columbia].  If you’re wondering about the service academies and the Ivy League schools, he is carrying a 3.87 GPA.

He has made visits to Furman, The Citadel and Wofford and hopes to visit East Tennessee, Cincinnati and possibly the Air Force Academy and Navy. He is also planning to attend several camps this summer.

“Every school I’ve traveled to, I’m probably going to camp at,” Livesay said. “I’m definitely doing to camp at Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee, Furman and The Citadel, especially after the interest they’ve shown. When I was there they pulled me off by myself and gave me my own personal tour. I’m definitely going to camp at Navy too.”

In addition to working out at school, Livesay has his own workout routine that has proven to be a success.

“I train a lot on my own. One of the biggest things I do right now that is most helpful to me is a man named Desean Mobley. He played at Powell High School, then went to Kentucky and transferred to EKU, and went on to the (Cincinnati) Bengals for a while. I train with him in Knoxville, been working with him for a while and he’s got my time down. I’m pretty close to dunking a basketball. I can dunk a tennis ball right now. He’s helping me be more explosive. He’s really been a big impact on me. He’s a good dude and I would definitely recommend him to anybody.”

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