At 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, DeMarvion Overshown is the type of safety prospect college coaches dream about. With great closing speed, frame, toughness and tackling ability what’s not to love?
Overshown holds offers from Alabama Crimson Tide, Baylor Bears, Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, LSU Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes and Texas Longhorns to name a few. He talked about his strengths, weaknesses and the recruiting process overall.
“Strengths are probably my physicality and the fact that I can cove ground fast,” Overshown said. “Weakness was probably reading speed, but that's because it was my first time playing that (Safety) position. It's been crazy but an awesome experience. What has surprised me the most is probably how many people know me and my phone blowing up all day.”
Overshown stays in contact with the Texas coaching staff.
“I have been talking to the Texas coaches,” Overshown said. “Almost all of them.”
When asked to write his scouting report Overshown responded with two words.
DeMarvion Overshown is one of the top defensive prospects in Texas for the 2018 class thanks to his outstanding frame potential for the safety position, his overall athleticism, and his willingness to sell out physically on every snap. Overshown is a big hit waiting to happen at the back end of the defense. He has above average ball skills as he plays Texas Class 3A (small-school) football, so he plays both ways and in the return game. Overshown flashes great closing speed. He can improve the technical aspects of playing in the secondary, but his natural body control suggests his fluidity will continue to get better as he develops. Overshown is a high-ceiling prospect and one of the nation's top safeties. - Gabe Brooks
2016: After moving to safety, Overshown dominated as a junior, recording 173 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three interceptions, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery as he helped Arp High School to a 12-3 record and the Texas Class 3A Division II state semifinals.
2015: Playing a lot of defensive end, Overshown enjoyed a breakout sophomore season with 118 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, seven sacks, one INT, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries.