WR Diondre Overton (6-5 195) of Greensboro, NC is one of the top two sport athletes in North Carolina. As a receiver last season for Page High School, Overton had 61 catches for 1187 yards and 11 touchdowns. And this basketball season he’s averaging 14 points per game.
Overton would like to play both sports in college, at least for his freshman season, before deciding on one sport full time. But only Virginia Tech has offered him for both sports at this point meaning football likely will be his ultimate choice.
Overton attended Clemson’s junior day last month and right now he has the Tigers and NC State at the top of his list.
“I really love Clemson,” Overton said. “I went there on junior day and it was a good time. My family loved it. They showed me it was a great place for me, an at home environment. They way they do their wide receivers, they have a lot, so it’s a rotation but they said I’d get a lot of touches, that’ I’d be a great fit. It’s the new Wide Receiver U.”
Overton also has an offer from USC but has yet to visit. He has been in touch with Gamecock recruiter Deke Adams.
“They have a great reputation football wise,” he said. “I like how they’ve put a name out there for themselves.”
Overton also has offers from NC State, East Carolina, Old Dominion, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, Louisville, West Virginia, Boston College, Tennessee and Kentucky.
He had planned to visit Tennessee last weekend but the weather kept him at home. He’s been to NC State several times. He has not yet been to Clemson for a football game.
Overton said the Clemson football staff has talked to Brad Brownell about his basketball opportunities there and he was told that he would got a shot with the basketball team. This summer Overton hopes to land more basketball offers thru his AAU performance.
He plans to make is decision during or after his football season. He is not graduating early so he can play his senior season of basketball.