Arp’s DeMarvion Overshown Adds Offers From Texas A&M, LSU + Ole Miss
DeMarvion Overshown has no shortage of options in two of the country's five high-major conferences.
LSU and Texas A&M presented the junior Arp athlete scholarship offers Friday before the lunch hour and Ole Miss offered afterward to give the prospect more SEC depth. The three invitations were preceded by offers from Alabama and Arkansas.
Overshown (6-4, 196), who also holds five offers from Big 12 Conference schools, reported his latest scholarship news directly to ETSN.fm.
Arp was one of the final regional teams standing through the 2016 football season. It reached the Class 3A Division II state semifinals after successfully navigating out of a region that included Newton, Crockett and its own district champion — Elysian Fields.
Overshown recorded 173 tackles as a safety and forced four total takeaways in 15 games. He also caught four passes for 121 yards as a receiver.
Arp may find more uses for the athlete this season. It is forced to turn away from SMU bound athlete Kayce Medlock and a quarterback that started for a season and a half.
Both Texas A&M and LSU made Overshown their second East Texas target in the Class of 2018. The two schools previously offered Marshall right guard Chasen Hines.
Neither of the two schools landed a local prospect in the past recruiting cycle. It was a notable departure for Texas A&M, which scored four scholarship players in the 2015 class.
Texas A&M roared out to a 6-0 record and rose to sixth in the country at the midway mark of its season, but a loss to top-ranked Alabama started a slump in which the Aggies dropped four of their final six regular season games.
The 2016 campaign ended with a loss to Kansas State in the Texas Bowl for a record of 8-5.
LSU endured a challenging season in its own right. It fired head coach Les Miles four games into his 12th season after early-season losses to Wisconsin and Auburn.
Those two losses against name brand teams needed to be wins to give the Tigers early traction in the College Football Playoff race and to get the gears turning on star running back Leonard Fournette's Heisman Trophy campaign after a promising 2015 season.
Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron took the reigns from there and posted a 6-2 record, which lifted LSU to 13th place in the final AP Poll.
Orgeron, who had SEC head coaching experience at Mississippi and interim experience at USC, was announced as LSU's full-time chief after the end of the regular season.
LSU closed the year with a three-touchdown win against then-No. 15 Louisville and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Lamar Jackson in the Citrus Bowl.
Mississippi had big aspirations for its 2016 season.
The team began the year ranked 11th in the county, but two of its first three games were against then-No. 4 Florida State and then-No. 1 Alabama. Mississippi lost both of those pivotal games and then three of four October toward a 5-7 record and a last-place finish in the West Division of the SEC.
Ole Miss had 13 Texans on its 2016 team, but none of them are from East Texas.
Overshown, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Mississippi State (2)
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offers from Bowling Green, Iowa State (2)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-0, 215 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, C, 6-3, 340 — offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (11)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA (16)
- DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 —offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, UTSA (14)