MONETA, Va. – It's the first year of the early signing period for high school athletes, and football players from across the country aren't waiting until February to sign on the dotted line. Grayson Overstreet verbally committed to the University of Richmond in July, but Wednesday the Staunton River standout made it official.
Overstreet played on both sides of the ball for the Eagles, at running back and linebacker. He was named the state Group 3A Offensive Player of the Year this season and set VHSL career records for rushing yards, touchdowns, and total points during his time at Staunton River. Overstreet was joined by Eagles head coach Chuck Poston, friends and family as he signed his letter of intent in Moneta.
"It means a lot, very lucky, very fortunate to have the opportunity to go play college football. I'm very thankful and grateful that I've gotten this opportunity. I liked Richmond from the first time I actually got to talk to them face-to-face. They treated me with a lot of respect, I like the coaching staff and they were just really nice guys, down to earth, and just made me feel like I was already part of the team," Overstreet said.