New QB Offer

Submitted by UM_lawful on May 13th, 2011 at 4:26 PM

According to Scout and Rivals we have offered Texas QB/ATH Jalen Overstreet (6'3 205).


Looks like a kid who could start out at QB and move positions if QB doesn't work out, which would fit perfect considering we just landed Morris.

Other Offers: Baylor, Missouri, Texas Tech


Maize.Blue Wagner

May 13th, 2011 at 4:42 PM ^

Is anyone with the name Jalen named after Jalen Rose? From what I remember, Rose was a compound name, a combination of his father (James or Jimmy) and his uncle (Len).  

I know there is a basketball recruit who is also named Jalen, but has anyone ever heard of someone who is Rose's age or older named Jalen? If not, it's pretty cool (though not surprising) that the name has caught on.


May 13th, 2011 at 4:31 PM ^

With his height, size, and speed, he would make one hell of a safety. That is basing it off of numbers only. I would love to see some film on him playing safety. 


May 13th, 2011 at 4:32 PM ^

Really like this move of offering an athletic QB that could possible switch positions if need be considering Morris.  Devin Fuller is the other name that comes to mind.

Lupe Fiasco

May 13th, 2011 at 4:40 PM ^

This guy is the perfect QB to take in this class. Between him and Devin Fuller (who I dont think will end up coming here) I can see the staff going after that Conelius Jones* type pleyer. Start at QB but possibly move if it doesnt work out.


*although Jones did say he was being recruited as a safety I'm not mistaken

UM Indy

May 13th, 2011 at 4:41 PM ^

is really the only kind of "QB" (i.e. an athletic type that could move to a different position) they would take in this class considering Denard and Devin in front and Morris behind, right?

Hardware Sushi

May 13th, 2011 at 4:47 PM ^

Woo, I like this. Seems solid enough as an athlete that he could have multiple options if QB doesnt work out (or more accurately (hopefully?), Devin and Shane end up being sick and Bellomy is a solid back-up).

I also like that we aren't necessarily offering ONLY 6-5 statues with rocket arms. I'm fine with that if that's what the coaches want to do, but offering a decent number of mobile QBs plus Bellomy last cycle seems to indicate a flexibility in what Gorgeous Al wants to have his QB do. 

EDIT: Magnus says he heard Jalen is being recruited as a WR. Hokay, that works, too. After the month we've had, I'm pretty comfortable with whatever our coaches have going on in recruiting.


May 13th, 2011 at 5:03 PM ^

He is being offered as a WR.

We'll have to see if interest develops. I believe he wants an opportunity to play QB which I doubt he gets with Denard/Devin ahead of him and Morris in line behind him. He could be a real intriguing WR prospect though with his size/speed combo.


May 13th, 2011 at 5:11 PM ^

If he is being offered at WR, I would have to assume that we will take 2 WRs in this class? I would assume that if you were only taking one it wouldn't be such a project at a position of need in the near future.


May 13th, 2011 at 8:58 PM ^

I think we only have room for 1 WR so I think they'll see how the dust settles with the other guys before they would bring him in.

In other WR new Corey Smith committed to Tennessee today. We didn't offer him but he's the teammate of Jarrod Wilson. Jarrod's a safety we like. Those two would like to go to the same school but it's not a deal breaker. Tennessee offered Wilson too so this can't hurt their chances.