Arp’s DeMarvion Overshown Picks Up New Offer From Oklahoma State
DeMarvion Overshown is the first local Class of 2018 prospect with seven offers.
The Arp athlete reported a scholarship opportunity Thursday from Oklahoma State directly to ETSN.fm. It's his second invitation for a Big 12 Conference program in as many days and his fourth overall, preceded by Kansas, TCU and Texas in the portfolio.
Overshown (6-4, 196), who has additional offers from SMU, Southern Miss and UTSA, recorded 173 tackles and four takeaways as a safety this past season on a run to the Class 3A Division II state semifinals. It was somewhat of an surprising run since Arp finished second in its district and was in a region that also featured stout Crockett and Newton teams.
Arp won the regional crown with a last-second field goal in the third round against Crockett and then held Newton to a season-low of six points in the fourth round of the postseason. Newton had never scored less than 27 points and averaged 44.2 points per game ahead of the meeting with Overshown's crew.
In addition to big defensive numbers for the year, Overshown caught four passes for 121 yards as a receiver.
Oklahoma State is coming off a campaign that featured a late push for a share of the Big 12 championship. It needed to defeat arch-rival Oklahoma on the road and fell, 38-20.
The Cowboys went on to hammer then-No. 11 Colorado in the Alamo Bowl and finished the season ranked 11th in the final Associated Press poll with an overall record of 10-3. One of its losses came on an untimed down the officials errantly awarded Central Michigan in an early-season game.
Coached by Mike Gundy since 2005, the historically middle-of-the-road Oklahoma State program has evolved into a consistent Big 12 championship contender. It won the 2011 league title, shared the 2010 crown and has finished in second place four times.
Stillwater, Okla., served as the home of Heisman Trophy winning running back Barry Sanders in 1988. Gundy was Sanders' quarterback.
Aside from Sanders, the program has produced 16 other consensus All-Americans and today has 10 former contributors on NFL rosters. Former Lufkin receiver and current Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant fits both categories.
Overshown isn't Oklahoma State's first venture into East Texas as it builds toward its 2018 class. That title belongs to Carthage running back Keontay Ingram, who received his offer Wednesday.
The Cowboys' most recent success in the region came in the form of a financial aid agreement signing by Gilmer receiver LaMarcus Morton. He graduated from Gilmer in December and moved to Stillwater earlier this month in hopes his extra semester will give him enough time to prove he's worth utilizing as a true freshman.
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 — offer from Mississippi State, SMU (2)
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offer from Bowling Green (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-0, 215 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 326 — offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, North Texas, Texas, TCU (6)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, TCU (6)
- Demarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 —offers from Kansas, SMU, Southern Miss, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, UTSA (7)