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Clemson staying after hot Texas 4-star

Clemson is looking to take at least a couple of defensive backs in the 2018 class, and the Tigers aren’t limiting themselves in where they look early in the recruiting cycle.

Clemson has offered six DBs from Texas in this class, including one that has seen his recruitment heat up rapidly this month.

Arp (Texas) four-star safety DeMarvion Overshown has collected a whopping 16 offers in February. Clemson offered on Feb. 13, and he said the Tigers have stayed in touch since then.

“Just getting to know each other and what’s going on at Clemson,” Overshown said of his conversations with the staff.

What does he think of what he’s hearing?

“It’s a great school,” he said.

Overshown plans to check out Clemson at some point, though he’s not sure when.

“I want to get to meet the coaches and see the campus,” he said.

Overshown’s first offers came from UTSA, Texas and SMU late in 2016. TCU and Oklahoma State followed in January before the lot ensued in February.

Arkansas, Oklahoma, UCLA, Baylor, Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Florida State, Missouri, Clemson, Ohio State, South Carolina, Colorado, Georgia and Nebraska have all offered this month.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder named the schools he’s hearing the most from at the present.

“Texas, Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Texas A&M, TCU, Ohio State,” he said.

247Sports rates Overshown as the No. 12 prospect in Texas, the No. 9 safety and the No. 110 overall prospect in the 2018 class.

He earned second-team all-state honors as a junior in 2016, when he had 153 tackles, six tackles for loss, three interceptions, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

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