Q&A with Texas safety commit DeMarvion Overshown

Posted September 6th, 2017


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Texas commit DeMarvion Overshown went from unheralded and relatively unknown to a consensus 4-star safety prospect with offers from elite programs across the country. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound defender committed to Texas on May 31.

Overshown ranks No. 11 on the Fabulous 55. He’s the No. 75 prospect in the country and the No. 7 ranked safety in the 2018 class, per Overshown is committed to play in the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando after his senior season and has spent time at defensive end, linebacker and safety in his high school career at Arp.


At what age did you fall in love with football?

I was 7 years old when I first started playing football. I was always a football guy, even though I started playing basketball first. I play other sports, but football was the sport that became my favorite as a kid.

What made Texas your choice?

Texas was always a school  I grew up watching. It was one of my dream schools.

What are your goals as a senior?

To become a better leader and help our team reach a state championship.

What was most important to you as a recruit?

I wanted a place where I could have fun and win football games. To be around people I can trust, both coaches and players. It needed to feel like a home away from home.

What were your initial thoughts of Tom Herman?

The first time I met coach Herman was at junior day this year. He was so relaxed when he came up and started talking to my dad. Once I started talking to him more, he made you feel at home and excited to be part of the class.

Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?

It doesn’t matter to me where I play. Wherever they put me is fine. I just want to be somewhere on the field making bit hits and chasing down the ball.

What artist would you most like to see live?


Favorite movie?

“Black Knight.”

Favorite athlete of all-time?

Lebron James.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?

When the playoffs come around, it is basketball.

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