Overgaard Headed to NC State

Snow College (UT) offensive lineman Mikel Overgaard has reached a decision. The all-conference selection will play next season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

"I committed to NC State last night," Mikel Overgaard stated. "I called the coaches to let them know of my final decision. I'm going to North Carolina State because it's the best option for me, and I'll get the chance to play at the highest level in the ACC.

"I'm looking forward to having the chance to going in there here soon and trying to compete for a starting spot next season."

Overgaard visited the Wolfpack when they faced North Carolina in the season finale.

"It was a good visit," said Overgaard. "I liked everything about it to be honest. I've never been down there so I got to see the area, and I liked the campus a lot. I also was able to get a good vibe from the players and coaches. Overall it was a really good visit.

"It was an exciting game to watch... great football. It was real fun too. I like what they do with the offense. It looks like a system I would fit into and can step in and help them."

Hailing from Weisner, Idaho, a small town with a population of just over 5,000, Overgaard enrolled at Washington State as a preferred walk-on in 2007 and redshirted for the Cougars. However, he didn't stay long as he felt that he would have a better chance to play and possibly end up on scholarship at a Division I program if he elected to leave Washington State.

He transferred to Snow (UT) College and started at left tackle for them in 2009, earning all-conference honors. The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder will graduate from Snow College in a couple of weeks with his degree and projects as a full qualifier carrying a 3.8 GPA.

He will be able to enroll at NC State in January with two years to play two seasons. Overgaard picked NC State over offers from New Mexico, Southern Illinois, and Middle Tennessee State among others.Pack Pride will have more from Overgaard on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!

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