Arp’s DeMarvion Overshown Gets First SEC Offer From Arkansas
Don't forget about Arp athlete DeMarvion Overshown.
Arkansas ended a 10-day lull in scholarship activity for the junior Wednesday and presented him with his eighth offer amongst FBS programs. Overshown reported the news to ETSN.fm.
The Razorbacks closed the book on their 2017 recruiting class earlier in the day without landing any of six targeted East Texans. Former Marshall safety Micahh Smith, a 2016 graduate, is the program's most recent regional victory.
Head coach Bret Bielema and his staff now have two early offers out for the next set of regional prospects. Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram heard from the school on Jan. 22.
Overshown (6-4, 196) recorded 173 tackles and four takeaways as a safety this past season through a run to the Class 3A Division II state semifinals. He also caught four passes for 121 yards.
Arkansas posted a 7-5 regular season record in 2016 and earned an invitation to the Belk Bowl. The season ended with a 35-24 loss to Virginia Tech.
Still, the Razorbacks have made strides since a disastrous 2012 season that started with the termination of Bobby Petrino and ended with a 4-8 record under interim coach John L. Smith and an empty cupboard for the incoming staff.
Bielema's past three teams have reached bowl games, and each bowl season in the span has featured a win against an opponent ranked 10th or better in the AP poll at the time of the meeting.
The Arkansas program has produced 24 consensus All-Americans and claims the 1964 national championship.
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, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, TCU (11)
- DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 —offers from Arkansas, Kansas, SMU, Southern Miss, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, UTSA (8)