Standout OL High on UM

This talented offensive line prospect has a written offer from the Hurricanes and it appears the Canes are in excellent shape. Read on to find out why he is so high on UM.

At 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, Lillburn (Ga.) Parkview standout offensive lineman David Overmyer has enjoyed a strong start to this season.

"Our entire offensive line has been blocking real well," Overmyer said. "And our defense has stepped up. We just need to keep playing well."

The talented left tackle is also a full academic qualifier with a 1000 SAT score and a 21 ACT score.

"Recruiting is going pretty good," he said. "I went to the Georgia Tech/Clemson game two weeks ago. I'm going to the Miami/Florida State game on October 12, the Vanderbilt/Mississippi State game on October 5, the Tennessee/Miami game on November 9, and the Florida State/Florida game on November 30. Those will all be unofficial visits but I want to check out some games to enjoy the atmosphere."

Overmyer said he has just one official visit set up but knows which two others he'll also visit.

"I have Clemson set up for January 9, 10, and 11," he said. "And I know that I'll also visit Miami and Florida State."

The talented lineman talked more about the Hurricanes and a chance he had to meet UM coach Larry Coker.

"Last Monday, I was given the Lineman of the Week award at the Atlanta Touchdown Club," he said. "The guest speaker that night was Larry Coker from Miami. He wasn't able to talk to me, so we just shook hands.

"Miami's definitely in my top two or three," he said. "I really want to see a game and that's why I'm going down for the Florida State game. That's one of my top places right now. Coach Kehoe has been recruiting me. Miami has two juniors starting at tackle right now so I think the opportunity is there for me to compete early on. Miami's recruiting me as a pass-protecting tackle."

Overmyer said while he's never been to Miami, he's been given some good advice on the school.

"Our coaching staff goes somewhere every spring to learn about new things," he said. "This year they went to Tulane but last year they went to Miami. So they have told me that it's a great school and they have a lot of good stuff to work with as a player."

The talented lineman said the Canes are among his top two or three.

"Along with Miami, I'd say it's Clemson and Florida State," he said. "I'm also still looking at Tennessee. I also liked Georgia but that didn't work out because they signed four tackles last year."

Overmyer, who has written scholarships from all three favorites, said there's a real good chance he'll end up playing college football in the state of Florida.

"I like Florida as a state," he said. "I went down to Florida State in July and looked around. I really liked the people and the area in Florida. Miami's actually in Coral Gables, which is outside the city. I'm really looking forward to my visit."

While he hasn't scheduled a date for his trip to Miami yet, Overmyer said it'll likely happen in December.

"I want to visit Miami, FSU, Clemson, Tennessee, and maybe South Carolina," he said. "But I want to have it narrowed down to two by the end of November. That way I can take a couple trips in early December, after the playoffs are over, and be ready to say where I'm going by Christmas."

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