Scout Rating: **
Scout Rank: JC
Size: 6-6, 280 pounds
Hometown: Weiser, Idaho
High School: Weiser HS/Snow College
Projected position at NCSU: Offensive Line
Accolades: Transfers to NC State from Snow College in Utah, where he started at left tackle for Coach Steve Coburn * Earned all-conference honors in 2009 and posted a 3.8 GPA * Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com* Originally enrolled at Washington State in 2007, where he walked on and red-shirted at tight end * A graduate of Weiser High School, where he earned four letters each in football, basketball and track* An all-state performer as a junior and senior * Earned all-conference and all-state honors in basketball* Captured state championship in discus, setting a school record with a throw of 149-11* Born 9/12/88.
Commit Date: December 15, 2009
Recruiting Scene: Looking to add experienced depth along the offensive line, NC State scoured the junior college ranks and landed a commitment in December from Snow College (UT) standout Mikel Overgaard.
It's been a long journey for Overgaard who graduated from Weisner High School in Weisner, Idaho, a small town with a population of just over 5,000. He enrolled at Washington State in 2007 as a preferred walk-on recruited to play tight end. After redshirting as a true freshman Overgaard elected to transfer from the Pac-10 school to Snow College where he could possibly earn a scholarship to play for a Divison I program.
He played sparingly as a blocking tight end in 2008 before working out at left tackle in the spring of 2009. Overgaard was so impresssive at left tackle he earned the starting job and the coaches kept him in the weight room leading up to the 2009 season where he added 30 pounds and played all year at 270 pounds. In his first year playing offensive line Overgaard was named first-team All-Western States Football League.
Programs like NC State, Southern Illinois, New Mexico, and Middle Tennessee State among others offered scholarships after receiving film of Overgaard in action. He committed to NC State in mid-December.
Why NC State? "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. The coaching staff does a great job with offensive linemen though. They said if one of my goals was to get to the next level then they've got the knowledge and experience to help get me there... to help me make that jump."
Picked NC State Over: Southern Illinois, New Mexico, Middle Tennessee State