Olver Solid with the Buffs

Sebastian Olver is a character, one that will likely be a CU fan favorite when he arrives in Boulder. The 6-foot-4, Australian-born 2017 Buffs pledge is also a physical beast who offers versatility on the football field.


Sebastian Olver verbaled to the Buffaloes back in June and recently took his official visit to Boulder, rave reviews. The Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.) prepster will likely get first crack at tight end, but Olver said he just wants to help the rise any way possible.

“It was an amazing experience,” Olver said of his CU official.

“Great coaching staff, amazing facilities, amazing school, great culture, great tradition, great values. … The coaching staff is great. Coach Mac is a really good guy, down to earth.”

The trip was Olver’s third to Boulder, previously heading up for a junior day and a camp. He offered a long list of coaches he spoke with and there is an early bond with fellow CU pledges Carson Wells and Heston Paige.

“He’s a good kid,” Olver repeatedly said of coaches and players.

“They were all really friendly. You can tell this squad is going to have a good team and friendship.”

Olver lined up at defensive end and tight end for Marin Catholic, he thinks his skillset might transition best to TE, but we’ll see. His favorite player is Patriots superstar Rob Gronkowski. Do we have an Australian Gronk on our hands? Not so fast my friend (Lee Corso voice), one step at a time.

“I talked to the coaches and they want me when I first come in they’re going to be looking at me at tight end. That’s what they want to do, but as I’ve said, I’ll play wherever they want me,” Olver continued.

Committed prospects receive interest from other college, that’s how the game works. Olver coyly admits California had shown interest, but he’s all about running out behind Ralphie.

“I love Colorado,” Olver reiterated.

“Being part of the rise, I truly think there’s something special going on at Colorado,” he said on what he hopes to add to the CU program.

The United States is fairly fresh for Olver. He’s been away from Australia for 18 months, or so, and the 240-pounder is looking forward to setting up camp in the “hotspot” of Boulder. Olver’s parents were lucky enough to make the long journey last weekend for the official visit.

“They met me at the airport in San Francisco. Actually I saw them a week and a half before that. They loved [Colorado]. Really there’s not much to not like,” Olver said.

The Buffs commit had the opportunity to meet with professors in the CU business school. Olver is an inquisitive young man, wanting to learn all he can about all things Colorado. Here is a sample of Olver’s questions on the state of CO:

“Is the real estate [in Boulder] expensive?”

“Is it cold though?”

“Will coach Mac be mad if I say Cal was interested?”

“Why is it called Fort Collins, is there a Fort there?”

“Have I been skiing or snowboarding? I don’t think coach Mac wants me snowboarding.”

Olver will join the CU summer bridge program and he’s looking forward to hitting the weight room with strength coach Drew Wilson. The TE/DE admits there are not a lot of Australian football players in American football. Olver hopes to change that, but he said to ask him after the season if there are a lot of CU fans in Australia.

“There’s not many Australian players [in the NFL],” Olver said.

“I hope so, that’s the dream. I’m just trying to finish high school. One step at a time.”

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