Stephen F. Austin Offers Arp’s DeMarvion Overshown
The Lumberjacks are going to go for it. They're going to compete with TCU, Texas, SMU, UTSA and probably others down the road for DeMarvion Overshown.
Arp's junior athlete reported an offer Sunday afternoon from Stephen F. Austin directly to ETSN.fm. It's his first scholarship choice from the NCAA Division I FCS level and compliments the four opportunities he holds from the FBS.
Stephen F. Austin's program owns a few advantages. No Division I school is closer to Arp, and it has the highest concentration of East Texas players of any Division I school.
The 'Jacks went 5-6 this past season and will bring back head coach Clint Conque for a fourth year. They were competitive in each game with exception to a season-opening money game against Texas Tech and a duel with a Sam Houston State squad that went undefeated through the regular season.
Overshown (6-4, 196) played a big role on an Arp team that reached the Class 3A Division II state semifinals this past season as a safety.
He recorded four takeaways and more than 160 tackles in a 15-game campaign, which included a second-place finish in District 9-3A Division II behind Elysian Fields and back-to-back mild upsets against Newton and Crockett in the playoffs to win Region III.
In addition to defense, Overshown spent time at receiver and caught four balls for 121 yards.
Boling defeated Arp in the state semifinals by one point -- Arp missed both its PAT attempts and failed on a subsequent two-point conversion in the game's final minutes -- to reach the state championship game.
Gunter crushed Boling in the title match for the crown.
Overshown, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in February of 2018.