No offers have come. But that doesn’t mean Staunton River (Va.) 2018 athlete Grayson Overstreet isn’t following interest he’s received.
Overstreet took in his first junior day of the year Jan. 15 at Virginia Tech. Two more are lined up that could give him a better idea of where he stands in getting that first breakthrough offer.
The Hokies have checked in on Overstreet for some time now. But his most recent trip gave him a chance to look more in-depth on a few areas with not only the football program, but the school.
“I got to see all the sports facilities,” Overstreet said. “I got to meet all the coaches, like the trainers, weight lifting, positions coaches. We got to go around to some of the different rooms where athletes get tutored. Then, we got to tour campus and went in and sat in an engineering building, had academic presentation, saw the locker room.”
Assistant coach Vance Vice has been Overstreet’s primary contact. But Overstreet also touched base with a number of other coaches, too, on his visit to get a sense of a potential offer.
“I introduced myself to Coach (Justin) Fuente, congratulated him on the season,” he said. “Then I talked to Coach (Bud) Foster. Other than that, just the running backs coach and some of the random position coaches. Coach Vice, he told me he’d like to see me at four different positions. I asked him, I play both ways and was maybe a handful of kids who played both ways. I asked where I’d wanna go. He told me, go replace Sam Rogers, so I went with the running backs. That stuck out. Other than that, I liked how Coach Foster said he likes what I do down here.”
Next up, Overstreet said he plans on attending Virginia’s junior day Feb. 18. He hopes to attend a junior day at William & Mary the following weekend. Like the Hokies, the Cavaliers have stayed in steady contact.
“They’ve told me pretty much the same thing,” Overstreet said. “Coach Hunter is my recruiting coach and he’s real cool. He said he likes how I play on both sides. I’m guessing whatever school does offer, it’ll depend on what they want me playing. They’ve pretty much been saying the same type of stuff.”
Overall, Overstreet said he’s still gathering intel on any potential offers. He rushed for over 3,000 yards and 46 touchdowns this past season.
“The only thing that every recruiter, every coach asks is what you’re doing right now,” Overstreet said. “I usually play basketball, but this year, I didn’t feel like doing it. I just wanted to lift. I’m thinking about track. They just asked what I’ve got going on.”