One of the top sophomore prospects in the Cleveland area is Glenville athlete Chris Overton, and he certainly impressed in 2010 in limited duty. Overton, whose father (Tony) is the offensive coordinator for Glenville, could end up playing any number of positions next year.
Overton, 5-foot-9, 160-pounds, has been timed at 4.55 in the forty-yard dash, and he discussed his sophomore season at Glenville.
"Things went good for me as a sophomore, and it was a great experience," Overton stated. "It will help me for my junior year, when I have to take on a bigger role. I could be at quarterback and wide receiver next year, as well as kickoff and punt returns. I will also play cornerback, and will do whatever the team needs me to do."
"My strength on the football field is my route-running ability, and my hands in catching the football," he added. "I think I can get even faster, and I am working hard in the weight room getting stronger. Playing at Glenville should help prepare me to play college football."
Playing college football certainly looks attainable, especially if Overton is able to develop his skill set even further. As a Glenville player, there will be plenty of opportunities to be evaluated by college recruiters.
"I really like Ohio State, Michigan and Oregon right now," he explained. "I'm really not sure if any schools have contacted Coach (Ted) Ginn at this point. I have been to Ohio State a lot for games, and I love it there. Last year, I saw them play Eastern Michigan and I love the atmosphere down there."
Glenville has sent several players to Division-I colleges over the years, and some of them have gone on to the NFL, so it's no surprise Overton admires a former Tarblooder star.
"I really look up to Shane Wynn a lot," Overton admitted. "He is a hard-working player, and he's been very helpful to me. He has taken the time to work with me on routes, and on improving my game. I really think a lot of him."