Two sport athlete talks Clemson


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With Clemson's 2015 recruiting class nearly finished, it's time that the coaching staff turns its attention to 2016. One of the main priorities in the next class will be wide receiver with the departure of freshmen Kyrin Priester and Demarre Kitt.

Offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Jeff ScottJeff Scott
Asst. Coach (WR) / Recruiting Coord.
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didn't waste any time identifying potential prospects, offering Diondre Overton Diondre Overton
Wide Receiver
6-5, 195
Greensboro, NC

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- a 6-5, 195-pound dual-sport athlete out of Greensboro (NC) Page.

Overton told TigerNet recently that he is looking for a school that will allow him to play both football and basketball.

"I want to try to play both. I would just have to weigh my options and see which one is the better school for me and the opportunity that I'll have to play both football and basketball," Overton told TigerNet.

The talented junior receiver had three offers prior to Scott's stop in Greensboro earlier this week.

"Right now I have four - TCU, Old Dominion, N.C.State along with Clemson," Overton said. "The wide receivers coach stopped by my school and talked to my head coach. My head coach called me on the phone and told me that Clemson offered."

Overton said he has already done some research on what Clemson has to offer and he realizes the type of receiver talent that has come through Clemson over the last couple of years.

"I know that they have a good history of putting wide receivers in the NFL," he said. "I know it's a good program and I like their offense. I think I kind of favor some of Clemson's former receivers like Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins. I remember that Sammy had a couple of touchdowns of over 90 yards."

During 29 basketball games, Overton has averaged 10.4 points per game (19.2 points per game as a junior), and 4.2 rebounds per game. On the football field, he had 31 receptions for 577 yards - an average of 18.7 yards per catch - and four touchdowns in six games.

Overton said that his skill sets on the gridiron and hardwood have one thing in common - his ability to win one-on-one match-ups.

"I think my strength is going after the defensive back one-on-one," he said. "I can go up and high point the ball. In basketball, I can penetrate and finish strong around the rim"

Although he has plenty of time to make a decision, Overton said that he wants to make a decision sooner rather than later.

"I plan on coming down for a visit to Clemson," he said. "I'm going to try to have a decision before the end of my junior year so I can avoid all of the chaos."

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