4-Star Safety Prospect DeMarvion Overshown Commits to Texas over Alabama

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2017

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The Texas Longhorns netted a major commitment Wednesday, as highly touted safety recruit DeMarvion Overshown announced his intention to play for the school.

DeMarvion Overshown @dee_overshown6

First I want to thank god and my family for helping me make this decision.....I have officially committed to UT #revolution18 https://t.co/bihLfhrQFj

According to Scout.com, Overshown is a 4-star prospect who rates as the No. 64 overall player, No. 7 player at his position and No. 4 safety from the state of Texas in his class.

Overshown is among the most unique recruits in the nation due to his rare combination of size, athleticism and versatility.

The Arp, Texas, native is a large safety at 6'3" and 200 pounds, but he has experience at multiple positions, including linebacker and defensive end.

Overshown has also played some wide receiver at the high school level, but every indication is that he will settle in at safety collegiately.

Due to the unique nature of Overshown's game, he was pursued by many of the top college football programs in the nation.

Per Scout.com, Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State and Texas were among the schools to show the most interest in Overshown.

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He was in no hurry to commit, though, and knew exactly what he wanted out of his college choice, according to Damon Sayles of SicEm365.com: "I'm just going to ride it all out. I want to have cool people to be around and people who I can relate with. I want to be around people I can have fun with and, at the same time, win and compete with. I also want to get a good education. That's important."

Now that Overshown has committed, Texas boasts one of the most intimidating and physically imposing safety prospects in the nation.

Overshown isn't shy about laying hard hits on opposing receivers, and his mere presence should be a huge boost to Texas' secondary moving forward.

Texas has long been one of the premier programs in college football, but struggles in recent years have taken away much of its shine.

The arrival of head coach Tom Herman may change that, and the fact he was able to secure a high-level recruit such as Overshown in the state of Texas is a potential sign that better days are on the horizon for the Longhorns.

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