Tigers near the top for Overton

Clemson is widely becoming known as "Wide Receiver U" for the recent talents at the position that have become so well known inside Death Valley.

WR Diondre Overton Profile

The trend of signing talented prospects at wide receiver continued with the 2015 class with the likes of Deon Cain, Ray Ray McCloud and Shadell Bell.

The Clemson coaching staff has already gained commitments from a pair of 2016 wide receivers in four-star prospects Cornell Powell (Greenville, N.C.) and Tavares Chase (Bradenton, FL). Meanwhile, Clemson has already set its sights on 2016 four-star wide receiver Diondre Overton (Greensboro, N.C.) out of Page High School. Overton took some time to catch up with CUTigers Sunday night.

Overton made a visit to Clemson for its elite junior day in January and visited Littlejohn Coliseum for Clemson's 64-49 win over Boston College.

"I like a lot of things I saw at Clemson," said Overton. "Right now Clemson, North Carolina and NC State are up at the top of my list, because I've visited all of them, but I'm pretty sure Tennessee and South Carolina will slide up there too."

Not only is Overton focused on the football field when thinking of which school he'll attend, but he's also talking about the possibility of playing two sports - both football and basketball.

"I've talked to Coach Swinney about it. The coaches were pretty open to it. I haven't talked to Coach Brownell, but I like the relationship they have with the players. It shows they actually care about them," said Overton. "Currently, I'm a point guard at my school, but I believe they would move me to small forward, because I can do a little bit of everything. My strongest attribute is driving the basketball," Overton continued.

On the gridiron Overton sees where his game stands out the coaches he's being recruited by, "I would say that I'm good with my hands. I really think I use my body well. That carries over from the basketball court."

In the meantime Overton is busy with visits to schools across the southeast.

"I'm actually currently at Wake Forest's junior day, and I plan on going to Tennessee on the 21st." Overton stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 195 pounds. As a junior he caught 65 passes for 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns. Overton ranks as the number one wide receiver coming out of North Carolina in the 2016 class.

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