If you have heard the name Zee in Lexington, chances are, you’re a quarterback who plays for an opponent on Frederick Douglass High School’s football 2017-18 schedule. And your next thought is…don’t throw in his direction. If you’re one of the few that hasn’t heard of Theo “Zee” Overton, then just you wait.
“Zee has aggressive reads on the quarterback.”
“He breaks quickly on the ball.”
“Number 7 has several interceptions.”
“Zee stood out during 7 v 7 and 1 v 1 drills”
Those were some of the comments that Football University coaches had to say about Zee, who plays cornerback and safety. Fast forward one year, and Zee has picked up his first offer to play football on the collegiate level. Morehead State University Eagles became Zee’s first offer, but may not be the last judging by his off season workouts!
Height & Weight: 6’0″ 165 lbs
40 Yard Dash: 4.6 seconds | Shuttle: 3.4 seconds | Reach: 10′ 2″ | Bench: 205 lbs | Squat: 325 lbs
A native of Hillton Head, South Carolina, Overton moved to Lexington when he was young. That’s about the same time he started playing football. Zee has worked hard to get where he is now, but he says he is far from where he wants to be. Seeing former NFL coaches and players at the (invitation only) 2016 All American Army Bowl inspired him to work hard to achieve his goals. However, that’s not who cranks his motor. If you were to ask Zee, he would say his mother is his biggest inspiration. “She works so hard and I want to put her in a position where she doesn’t have to work so much.”
Off the field, Zee earned the Outstanding Volunteer Award coined the Matilda McCann Award through Shilo Baptist Church. On the field, he sees himself as a field general. That mentality and his physical play earned him Second-Team All City Defense 2016 (Lexington) and Freshman City MVP 2014 (Lexington). Clearly, Overton is exactly what college and university football programs want in a student-athlete. For college, Zee is interested in various areas of study, including Physical Therapy, Culinary Arts, and Mechanical Engineering. His college dream would be to earn a degree and play football. These make up some of Zee’s short-term goals.
Zee is a fan of the Oakland Raiders, so he is hopeful that his favorite player, Marshawn Lynch, will don the Silver and Black in the 2017 season. Zee is very proud of his Mom and she is the most important person to him. So look out quarterbacks in 2017 and beyond, because Zee is watching you. And waiting.