Texas offers Lebbeus Overton, the No. 1 player in 2023 recruiting class

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Texas is finally getting in the game for the No. 1 prospect in the 2023 recruiting class. On Monday, the Longhorns offered five-star strongside defensive end Lebbeus Overton.

Much like quarterback target Quinn Ewers, Overton is rated a perfect 1.000 on the 247Sports composite. Overton has been the No. 1 player ever since the 2023 class rankings debuted in August 2020.

To say family connections go against the Longhorns would be… generous. Overton’s father, Milton, played college football across the Red River from 1991-1994. Five years later, he was the Associate Athletic Director at Texas A&M until 2009. One 247Sports crystal ball has been inserted for Overton in favor of the Sooners.

Pete Kwiatkowski’s scheme would see Overton project more as a defensive tackle than a defensive end. He is about 20 pounds lighter than Alfred Collins coming out of high school but is only a sophomore and will have plenty of room to grow. Overton is athletic as well, even playing tight end last season.

Rating

Stars

Overall

Position

State

247

5

1

1

1

Rivals

5

1

1

1

ESPN

247 Composite

5

1

1

1

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Hometown

Alpharetta, Georgia

Projected Position

Defensive end

Height

6-3

Weight

265

Recruitment

  • Offered on May 24, 2021

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Offers (23 total)

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