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UB signee: Ohio speed receiver Jordan Overton

More speed was a recruiting priority for the University at Buffalo, and the Bulls added some with the signing of Jordan Overton of Brush High School in Lyndhurst, Ohio, a suburb east of Cleveland.

Overton was rated a three-star recruit by 247 Sports and a two-star player by most other services. He was hotly pursued by the Mid-American Conference. His offers included: Bowling Green, Akron, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Ohio, Toledo and Western Michigan. He also had an offer from Kentucky at one point, as well as Air Force and Navy. UB no doubt is happy about hanging onto him throughout the senior-year recruiting cycle.

His primary position as a senior this season was cornerback. But he still caught 25 passes for 539 yards - a 21.6-yard average.

Said Brush coach Jeff Fink: "He’s got a great skill set. He can play either side of the ball, slot receiver, corner and kick returner. He has explosive speed. He also has the right mentality. His father has coached high school football for a long time, and you can tell he’s a coach’s son. He’ll bring that kind of commitment and be a quarterback of a position as far as football knowledge."

"We used him a little bit of everything. In previous years he was more of a slot receiver for us. We used him as a lock-down corner. We could put him at corner and not have to worry about that side of the field at all. Because of that, he had a little bit of a reduction in his offensive statistics."

Fink played at Bowling Green and says Overton can be a big playmaker in the MAC.

"He has the shiftiness, with the way the game has changed, to be that spread guy. I think he has the speed that can present problems on the back level for defenses early in his career. I think he has an opportunity to see the field quickly."

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