The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Leavitt selected the Bobcats over scholarship offers from Akron, Kent State, Toledo and Western Michigan along with interest from Indiana and Pittsburgh.
"After my last visit, I kind of thought that was the right place for me," Leavitt told the Newark Advocate. "That was about a month ago. I had a visit there, I watched the players work out and saw the makeup of the new locker room and new indoor facility. ... That visit basically sold me."
Bristol, a massive 6-foot-3, 325-pounder, also received scholarship offers from Ball State, Bowling Green and Western Kentucky, according to Scout.com.