Diondre Overton Calls U-M Offer a “Blessing”

Wednesday was a huge day in the recruitment of Greensboro (N.C.) Page junior wide receiver Diondre Overton, and Michigan played a big part in it.

Greensboro (N.C.) Page junior wide receiver Diondre Overton has seen his recruitment start to ramp up as of late. That was even more evident on Wednesday as he landed offers from Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Michigan

The new Wolverine coaching staff has an impressive NFL pedigree to go along aside their long and rich storied history, which are both big positives to their new playmaking wide out. 

“I found out about the offer (Wednesday),” Overton told Scout. “The recruiting coordinator direct messaged me on Twitter and told me the news. I was excited and it’s just a blessing to receive an offer from such a great school.”

“Of course I’m interested in Michigan. I mean I haven’t visited there yet, but I’ve heard lots about them such as their NFL coaching staff and great history. I do plan on visiting them, but nothing is set up.”

The long and rangy 6-4.5, 190-pound pass-catcher is an early four star recruit and is rated the #23 wide receiver in the nation by Scout. He currently holds double digit offers and he has made it out to a few campuses to see what they have to offer. Some of those visits made particularly strong impressions.  Once he travels to check out his new suitors he feels that they could do the same.

“My recruitment is going pretty good,” said Overton. “I have started to hear from Alabama. I am enjoying the process and it is a great experience. Based off of visits (in terms of leaders), Clemson and Tennessee I guess had been at the top, but nothing set. I’m sure as I visit more colleges, then they’ll jump up there as well.”

Once the time arrives for him to make that final decision, he knows the top factors he will take into consideration.

“I am looking for a great educational program for my major,” said Overton. “I’m also looking how the coaches interacts with the players, great environment and atmosphere. Maybe, also the recruiting class that is coming in with me such as the quarterbacks and offensive line. I’m looking to major in sports medicine or management.”

When asked if he was planning on announcing his commitment soon, he simply replied, “No”.

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