Up in the Air

Pomona, Calif. defensive back Jamal Overton speaks with Hawkeye Insider about his official visit to Iowa City this weekend.

Jamal Overton traveled to Iowa City this weekend hoping to receive a Hawkeye offer. The California cornerback left town with an unsettled feeling.

"They didn't offer yet," Overton said. "They told me they need to see what some other guys are going to do. That was my preferred college, so now things are up in the air. I'm not sure what's going to happen. It's down to crunch time."

Players can begin signing letters of intent with schools on Wednesday.

"We talked about me walking on or taking a grey shirt," the Pomona product said. "We talked about all the possibilities to get up there. But those are things I need to talk over with my family.

"I'm not sure how this is going to end. It could be Division I, IA, I don't know."

Overton said he enjoyed his visit, especially eating Sunday breakfast at the home of head coach Kirk Ferentz. He was hosted by B.J. Lowery.

"He was real cool," Overton said. "It was a nice visit. I got to see everything and hang out with the players."

Overton sounded down on the phone, but he knows he must keep marching forward to satisfy his dream of playing college football.

"I'm good. I'm OK," he said. "I'm just going to go back home and work hard."

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