Despite vying for vastly different positions on the East Carolina football team this spring, outside linebacker Montese Overton and placekicker Warren Harvey have a good deal in common.
Both are at the beginning of their careers — Overton is a redshirt freshman and Harvey a sophomore. Both are battling for playing time with the Pirates, both call greater Greenville home year-round and both are staying positive on good days and bad.
For Overton, a South Central High School product, spring drills are a chance to become noticed in a corps of linebackers that’s already enjoyed success. With injuries to key players like Jake Geary and the departure of walk-on Demetrius McKelvie, the time is now for the powerful 6-foot-3, 207-pound Overton.
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