March 24, 2011

Overstreet still liking Tech

Tatum (Texas) athlete Jalen Overstreet has been high on Texas Tech recently, and he's looking forward to seeing some of the Red Raider coaches next month.

"I'm not going to be able to make it to the spring game this weekend because of track stuff I have going on," Overstreet said. "I wish I could have, but the Tech coaches have told me they were going to come down a couple of times in April to see me so I'm looking forward to that."

So far Overstreet has had an opportunity to get to know most of the coaches on staff.

"I've talked with just about all of the coaches really. I've mostly gotten to talk with Coach Neal Brown, Coach Sam McElroy, and Coach Chad Glasgow," he said. "They're really cool man. I've liked what they've had to say and the way they've gone about things so far. They haven't really forced their way into anything, and that's one reason why I've liked them so much."

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder recently received an offer from Baylor and he says they're the program he's hearing from the most after Tech. Track duties have kept Overstreet from planning any visits for now, but he's still paying attention to what's happening on the recruiting trail.

"I haven't been able to get out and make many visits, but I've been watching and keeping an eye on the situations I'm interested in," he said. "Whenever I feel comfortable I'm going to make a decision. If I feel like I've found the right situation I'll pull the trigger. I don't really have a deadline or anything, but I don't want to drag it out either."

To this point, Overstreet remains open to all options, but there is no denying the fact that Tech has made an indelible impression.

"I'm pretty wide open for the most part, but I communicate the most with Tech. I've really liked getting to know their coaching staff and I've liked what I've learned about their program so far. They've definitely stood out to me."

Overstreet is currently holding offers from Baylor and Tech, while being shown interest by Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M.

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