On site at the Carolina’s Shrine Bowl practices this week, CUTigers had the chance to speak to the #1 wide receiver left on Clemson’s big board for the 2016 recruiting year. Diondre Overton of Page High School in Greensboro, NC was again showcasing his skill set and taking over during 7-on-7 drills all week long. Overton has offers from almost all the ACC and SEC, and he's been trending to the Tigers for a while now.
Diondre still has Tennessee and NC State as serious contenders along with the Tigers to gain his commitment and signature come National Signing Day. Diondre is going to announce his decision on January 4th at the US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Bowl.
Below are some questions I asked the North Carolina star on the way off the practice field this week.
CUTigers: What has shrine bowl week been like this week?
Diondre: "Shrine bowl week has definitely pretty fun. Some of the players here we have become quite close.”
It is definitely gonna be a great feeling on Saturday playing against SC. I feel like we actually might win it this year."
CUTigers: Tell us about playing with Cornell Powell and specifically the sets where you guys are lined up on the same side of the field. And what do you present to the defense on Saturday?"
Diondre: “It should be a hard matchup with me and Cornell [sic] lined up on the same side. I think we are gonna give SC a run for their money--our WR’s against their DB’s.”
CUTigers: You plan on announcing at the Semper Fedilis Bowl on Jan 4th. Tell us about that and the process here as your recruitment winds down.
Diondre: “It's been pretty hard, but I have narrowed it down to the schools that have been recruiting me the most and showed me they are really interested in me. It comes down to NC State and Clemson. I feel pretty confident about those two, and I am not sure right now about which one. I am going to sit down with my parents and pray over it and hopefully find the right decision for me.”
CUTigers: What is the biggest appeal Clemson has that stands out as you wind this down?
Diondre: "It's just their history and their wide receiver coach. I think he can develop me to my full potential and get me to that next level in football.”