Thompson's Hayden Overby verbals to UND football
Thompson senior Hayden Overby has been debating a good problem to have for a multi-sport athlete.
Overby had to choose whether he was going to play baseball, basketball or football at the college level.
On Friday night, Overby picked the UND football program.
The 6-foot-6, 195-pound wide receiver, attending UND's Spring Wrap-Up at the High Performance Center, made a verbal commitment to be a preferred walk-on for the Fighting Hawks in the fall.
Overby, who didn't rule out playing tight end for the Fighting Hawks depending on how he adds weight, played both tight end and wide receiver for the Tommies' 9-man state championship team.
Overby caught 26 passes for 567 yards and eight touchdowns.
North Dakota Class B basketball fans remember a big postseason from Overby on the court, too.
Overby led the Tommies to a 26-1 record and the program's first state championship in Thompson's first state tournament appearance.
The forward averaged 18.9 points per game, while shooting 54 percent from the field. He added 8.1 rebounds per game and was an all-state selection.
Hayden's dad, Brian, played baseball at UND.
"Playing football at UND has been a dream my whole life," said Overby, who plans to spend the summer training with UND tight end Hunter Pinke. "When the opportunity was there, I decided to take it. UND has always been in our house."
In basketball, Overby was fielding offers from NCAA Division II and NAIA schools, while baseball programs from the NAIA were after Overby to play the outfield.
Overby plans to play American Legion baseball for Thompson this summer.