August 31, 2011

Jalen Overstreet Will Visit Michigan

Tatum (Tex.) Athlete Jalen Overstreet is a productive quarterback in high school, but that doesn't mean he's going to be a signal-caller at the next level. Although Ann Arbor is currently home to one of the nation's most electric dual-threat quarterbacks in Denard Robinson, Brady Hoke's staff has let Overstreet know that they see him as a receiver in college.

"They said they're going a different direction with the offensive style. They didn't say I'd fit in their new system at quarterback," he said. "Growing up in Tatum, we really don't have to throw the football much. I guess that's why most [college coaches] see me as a wideout."

He played receiver as a sophomore before switching to quarterback for his junior season in 2010. That has made him a well-rounded player, who can fit in multiple roles on the field.

"I believe I can do it all really," he said. "I'm not cocky about it, but I can run as well as throw or catch."

Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas Tech are some of the other schools in contention for Overstreet's signature, but he hasn't narrowed down his list yet. In fact, he won't be ready to name any favorites until after getting a chance to visit.

"I haven't gone to go check them out, so I haven't really grouped everyone yet because I haven't seen the campuses," he said. "I play sports just about year-round, so I'll visit whenever I can. We have a bye week in a few weeks. Then the entire district will have one before playoffs.

Michigan is one of the schools he would like to visit, and when those bye weeks roll around, he's planning to spend a weekend in Ann Arbor.

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