Overton: "It Was Great"

Pack Pride checks in with four-star Greensboro (NC) Page wide receiver Diondre Overton for an update on his recruitment.

Greensboro (NC) Page wide receiver Diondre Overton is in the process of leading his team to a potential state title, and that is really his focus right now.

"We play for the state title this weekend at [NC] State against Mallard Creek," said Overton.  "Friday we won at Middle Creek to make it to the title game.  It's been a good run... probably the biggest win though was when we went and won at Wake Forest.  That one was big for us."

How did Overton perform in Friday's win?

"I think I had six catches for 77 yards and a touchdown," he said. "I also had three interceptions on defense."

After the win, Overton made the short drive over to NC State for his Wolfpack official visit, a trip that he seemed to enjoy.

"It went well," he stated.  "I enjoyed being down there with some of the recruits. I got to hang out with Dylan [Parham], Garrett [Hooker], Bryce [Dixon], and Tim [Glass], and Isaiah [Stallings] was down there.

"It was great.  Being there, they were talking about all of us going there 24-7... just what it would be like if we all went there."

While on campus Overton attended a Wolfpack practice and also had a chance to talk a lot with the coaching staff... who made their recruiting pitch to him.

"They were telling me how they didn't have a wideout that was my height, and I saw that when I was at the practice," said Overton.  "I think they need more guys who can go up and get the ball. They were saying that's where my basketball technique comes in, and they are recruiting guys to come in and play at my position."

What was the highlight of the visit for Overton?

"The best part of the visit was just bonding with some of the recruits," he said.  "It shows me what it would be like if I actually committed there because that would be who I would be spending a lot of my time with."

Decision day is just a month away for Overton.  He plans on announcing his decision January 3rd at the Semper Fi All-American Bowl.  As of now, two schools stand out.

"I have a top five, but really it's NC State and Clemson right now," he said. "They are the two who I'm focusing on, but Duke did just call and inquire.  They weren't in my top five though."

Overton broke down what he likes about the Tigers and the Wolfpack.

"What I mainly like about Clemson is their program," he said.  "I like the way they distribute the ball, and it's amazing how they develop their wide receivers.  They can get players to the next level.

"NC State has a great program with great opportunities. For me, I can come in and play right away. That's the thing, their depth chart really stands out a little bit. I can come in and make an impact and then staying at home would be big."

Overton's only official visit was to NC State, and he added he wasn't sure if he would take another official visit because he's already visited all of the schools he's considering several times.

He said that he will discuss his decision with his family before announcing on January 3rd.  What will be the biggest factor for him?

"The biggest factor is just picking the best college for me," said Overton.  "Both schools have great educational programs so probably playing-wise is going to be my biggest thing. Both schools have good intentions for me to play, but it also is up to me to put in the work and actually."

Overton is rated a four-star recruit and the No. 34 wideout in the country by Scout.com.


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