Jeffrey Overton Commits To Virginia Tech

Jeffrey Overton has committed to Virginia Tech. (Nick Brown)

Jeffrey Overton
Running Back, Class of 2025
Hayfield, Alexandria, VA
5-10, 187

Virginia Tech received a commitment from Jeffrey Overton on Friday.

The 5-foot-10, 187-pound running back from Alexandria, Va., is the 12th commitment in the Hokies’ 2025 class. He’s one of nine pledges from the Commonwealth and is the third commit from Northern Virginia, joining defensive tackle Christian Evans (Ashburn) and offensive lineman Nathaniel Wright (Woodbridge), who announced Thursday.

A three-star prospect, Overton is the 23rd-best player in Virginia with a national ranking of No. 704, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. His in-state ratings fluctuate:

Rivals: 11
On3: 21
247Sports: 31
ESPN: 33

In January, Overton announced a top 10 of Duke, Maryland, NC State, Ohio State, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wake Forest. He officially visited South Carolina (May 31), Virginia (June 7) and Maryland (June 14) before wrapping up with the Hokies (June 21), and he committed soon after visiting Blacksburg.

He had a number of other impressive offers, including Boston College, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Overton was the 2023-24 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia after leading Freedom High School to a Class 6 state championship — for the second year in a row — and an undefeated season. A first-team all-state running back and two-time Class 6 Player of the Year, his numbers are outstanding:

2021 (Fr.): 1,500 yards, 14 TDs
2022 (So.): 2,532 yards, 34 TDs
2023 (Jr.): 2,329 yards, 44 TDs
Totals: 6,361 yards, 92 TDs

*Note: Overton is transferring from Freedom to Hayfield for his senior season. His uncle, Darryl, got the head coaching job at Hayfield after previously serving as the main man at Freedom. His dad, Jeff Sr., is also on staff as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.*

Of Virginia Tech’s 12 commits in the class of 2025, Overton is the sixth on the offensive side of the ball and the lone running back. He joins a group with two quarterbacks (Kelden Ryan and AJ Brand), one wideout (Jayden Anderson) and two offensive lineman (Carter Stallard and Nathaniel Wright).

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  1. Hope he sticks with his commitment and we eventually get him on campus! Lol the videographer didn’t do any favors with that film! Hard to watch without getting dizzy.

  2. Who does the states rankings With his offers he should be in the top 5 easily.

  3. Is that deceptive speed? Or bad competition in those highlights? Does seem super fast except to outrun everyone else.

    1. Freedom’s schedule is a mixed bag. They are far physically superior to their in-conference opponents so those games are likely not a good gauge of talent. However, I believe they played some tough out of conference games including a few DC teams, DeMatha, Varina, and Highland Springs in the state final which is probably a better gauge of his speed.

  4. Welcome young man! I’ve got a feeling you’re going to make a lot fans happy in Hokie Nation!

  5. The scandal at Hayfield looks pretty bad. But assuming Overton stays the HC at Hayfield, being able to get his nephew should give us at least some advantage in trying to recruit the other players coming out of there.

    1. Yep. It’s hard not to look at that. Same is true when only a few P5 schools offer.

  6. Welcome to the fold young man, looking forward to seeing you run rampant in Lane Stadium.

    BTW: Do you know a good O-Lineman to bring with you to go with the two in your recruiting class?

    GO HOKIES beat the Commodores!!!

  7. It will be interesting to see how he does at Hayfield without the supporting cast at Freedom

    1. It appears a number of Freedom players are thinking about transferring to Hayfield.

    2. Still have to have the ability to be the number 1 guy on a squad like that but I feel you

    3. if he can’t excel at a high school then we have underestimated his skills

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