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Standout S/OLB DeMarvion Overshown commits to Texas

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The recruiting momentum continues apace.

DeMarvion Overshown
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Despite the absence of star East Texas recruiter Jeff Traylor, the Texas Longhorns remained hot in the Piney Woods on Wednesday by landing a commitment from Arp safety/outside linebacker DeMarvion Overshown, who announced his pledge via Twitter:

The 6’4, 200-pounder received his offer from the ‘Horns in early December, not long after head coach Tom Herman arrived in Austin.

At the time, the only offer for Overshown was from UTSA. He now holds offers from 25 other schools, including Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, UCLA, and USC, among others.

So give a tremendous amount of credit to offensive line coach Derek Warehime, who is handling recruiting in East Texas in addition to his stellar work so far in his home state of Oklahoma — the Longhorns got to Overshown extremely early and it clearly made a difference.

Not only that, but the recruiting bona fides of the Texas staff were proven in the commitment of Overshown, as well. He was a virtual unknown outside of those deeply plugged in to the East Texas recruiting scene at the time, but is now the No. 114 player nationally, the No. 12 safety, and the No. 13 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. ESPN ranks him as the No. 3 safety and the No. 66 player nationally.

Through two seasons on varsity at Arp, Overshown has recorded 271 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and four interceptions. As a sophomore he played defensive end before moving to safety in addition to playing some wide receiver.

Look for him to quickly develop into a spread-busting outside linebacker prospect for the Longhorns with considerable upside because of his versatility and physical style.

In fact, he’s somewhat reminiscent of current B-backer Naashon Hughes, but with much more ultimate potential because he’s less raw and more productive in high school.

With the commitment from Overshown, Texas now has 10 commitments in the 2018 class, which ranks No. 5 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

And with the nation’s No. 1 safety BJ Foster making his pledge public in Monday, the momentum should continue, with more positive news likely coming from the Houston area after Foster officially becomes a Longhorn.

The revolution is truly under way.