Hamilton's Overstreet Verbally Commits to Wyoming

Published 07/14 2014 08:11PM

Updated 07/14 2014 11:15PM

(HAMILTON, Mo.) Kellen Overstreet made a mockery of the stat sheet in 2013, earning him many potential suitors at the next level.

On Monday, the Hamilton running back announced he has verbally committed to Wyoming, continuing a pipeline of borthwest Missouri talent to the Mountain West Conference program.

Overstreet had been offered by Air Force, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Illinois State, Holy Cross, and Bucknell, but was sold on the coaching staff and facilities at Wyoming upon his visit in April. He said it wasn't a priority to decide before his senior season.

"I actually wasn't sure. I was just waiting for that gut feeling on where to go," he said. "It came now, so I figured I'd go ahead and get it out of the way. I visited out there in April and I really liked the coaches and the stability. I've just been praying about it the past couple weeks and I feel like that'd be the best fit for me."

The running back set state records with 63 total touchdowns and 53 rushing, while setting a single-season school mark with 3,327 yards on his way to being named Class 1 Offensive Player of the Year.

He racked up nearly 300 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in Hamilton's 2012 Show-Me Bowl win over Valle Catholic.

He would join former Central High School products Malkaam Muhammad and Tyree Mayfield at Wyoming. Mayfield just completed his senior campaign with the Indians at tight end. Muhammad's brother, Ghaali, played his final year with the program in 2012.

"I haven't talked to (Mayfield) but I've seen him at camps. It's cool, in my opinion, they're trying to find this talent in northwest Missouri. It's comforting knowing there will be somebody from my area up there who can kind of relate."

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