Four-star safety DeMarvion Overshown is officially a member of the Texas Longhorns football program.
The Arp, Texas native put pen to paper and signed with the ‘Horns on Wednesday morning:
When Tom Herman first offered Overshown in December 2016, the only other offer the hard-hitting defensive back held was from UTSA. Overshown committed to Texas on May 31 and has remained loyal to the ‘Horns even as his stock has skyrocketed.
Overshown ultimately received 26 offers, with suitors ranging from Alabama to Ohio State. He is ranked as the No. 68 overall player in the class of 2018, the No. 6 safety, and the No. 7 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The Under Armour All-American notched 142 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, five interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries for Arp High School during the regular season in 2017. Earlier this week he was named to the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors’ Class 3A All-State first team at defensive back.
What stands out most from Overshown’s film is his violent, imposing playing style. The Arp product has the potential to knock his opponents of their feet on every play. The 6’4, 200-pounder also runs a 4.6 40, providing him with solid closing speed to complement his tremendous size.
Overshown will join an incoming group of safety commits that fairly be described as historic as BJ Foster (No. 1 overall safety) and Caden Sterns (No. 3 overall safety) will also be in the 2018 class. The Texas staff recruited its young defensive backs with the vision that they could all be seeing the field at the same time.
Overshown has a mature frame that gave him the ability to play multiple positions in high school. Overshown logged snaps at linebacker, defensive line, and even wide receiver in addition to safety.
If Overshown continues to add size in the weight room once he gets to campus, he could very well project to play outside linebacker at the college level.
Whether the East Texas recruit will thrive as an outside linebacker or defensive back in college remains to be seen, but what’s clear is that Herman and the ‘Horns have landed a gem in DeMarvion Overshown.