Three-star linebacker Karmelo Overton commits to Memphis football

Memphis football has been quiet on the recruiting front but the Tigers made some noise Saturday night by securing a commitment from three-star linebacker Karmelo Overton.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Overton, who attends Carroll High School in Ozark, Alabama, announced his commitment on Twitter. Per 247Sports, he's now the Tigers' highest-ranked commitment in the 2023 class. Rivals has Overton listed as a four-star recruit.

Overton listed Memphis among his top 10 schools in March. The list included Tennessee, Arkansas, Arizona State and Missouri, among others.

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Overton is also a track athlete who participates in the hurdles and high jump.

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Memphis hosted official visitors this weekend. The Tigers have 17 commitments in the 2023 class with the early signing period beginning Dec. 21.

The Tigers also have three linebackers in the class with Overton's commitment. It'll be a key position of depth next season with both Xavier Cullens and Tyler Murray ending their college careers in the Tigers' upcoming bowl game.

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis football gets commitment from three-star linebacker Karmelo Overton