The 2022 recruiting class just signed on the dotted line on traditional National Signing Day, but a top uncommitted recruit in the 2023 class is joining the fold during the present signing period. Lebbeus Overton, the No. 3 overall player and top-ranked defensive lineman in the 2023 class, will skip his senior year at Milton (Georgia) High School and reclassify into the 2022 class. Overton is set to announce his college decision in April and enroll this summer.

“I feel like going to college earlier will help me develop as a person and a player,” Overton told 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong.

Overton has narrowed down his finalists to Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas A&M. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound monster had 229 tackles, 96.5 tackles for loss and 48 sacks in three seasons. He is the son of Milton Overton, former Oklahoma defensive lineman (1991-94) and current athletic director at Kennesaw State. 

“We talked about it and that decision is being made based on him staying healthy, already completing his academics and going to the next level,” Overton’s mother Eunice Thomas told 247Sports. “It was best for him academically and athletically. He was ready.”

Gab Brooks, midlands region recruiting analyst for 247Sports, provided this scouting report on Overton:

Adequate height with great length (around plus-6) that translates to varying roles in multiple fronts. Ample snaps as an end and a tackle in a four-man front. Also has gotten reps at in-line tight end and plays basketball as…



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