Overstreet Talks Longhorn Commitment

Tatum quarterback Jalen Overstreet pulled the trigger for Texas over the weekend, giving the Longhorns their 19th commitment of the 2012 class.

"The trip just went really well," Overstreet said. "(The commitment) happened in Coach (Mack) Brown's office. It was just such a nice place, with nice people. So it really wasn't a hard decision.

"It was just the fact that they were really recruiting me hard as a quarterback," Overstreet said. "I feel like I can help them out there, either with the run or with the pass."

So what won Overstreet over? He said he was wowed by the fan support against Kansas.

"I just put myself out there on the field," Overstreet said. "100,000 fans … I could see myself in front of that."

Overstreet said he didn't go into the visit thinking that he would commit, but that it just happened that way.

"I wasn't thinking that, because it was Texas, I was going to go to Texas," Overstreet said. "I weighed my options and I looked at how I would benefit after football as well. It's a prestigious program and a prestigious school."

And Overstreet is a prestigious recruit, leading Tatum to a one-loss season so far nearing the playoffs. Tatum's one loss came in a game that Overstreet missed.

"We're just ready to go to the playoffs starting next week," Overstreet said. "Of course we want to go to state and win state. I think that should be every team's goal.

"I'm happy that (my recruitment) is over now," Overstreet said. "I don't have to worry about anything. I can just go play football."


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