Oliver Aaron: Stock on rise, Gators on top

The Scout.com All-American Combines tour stopped in Jacksonville, (Fla.) Sunday March 19 to evaluate the top prospects in the Sunshine State. Several players have flown under the radar, but that will not continue after their combine performance. Oliver Aaron is one in particular who will see his stock rise.

(Oliver Aaron Profile)

"I felt like I had a pretty good day," said Oliver Aaron from Gainesville, (Fla.).

That is a bit of an understatement from Aaron as he recorded a 4.56 forty-yard-dash and held the top spot in the vertical jump with 39 inches.

Oliver has played defensive end for Gainesville High School, but will make the transition to linebacker on the next level. He measured in at 6-1, 190 pounds.

"I have not received any offers yet, but I am receiving a lot of interest from Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Central Florida, South Carolina, USC, Penn State and Illinois," Aaron said.

"My favorites are Florida, USC, Miami and Georgia. Florida is my overall favorite."

Florida "It's close to home--it is home. I really like coach [Charlie] Strong, and my uncle is the team chaplin."

USC "They are going to be going after another national championship, and I wouldn't mind being on a team like that."

Miami "I love the environment. They always have a good team defensively."

Georgia "It's a program in the SEC. I would always be going up against the best competition."

Aaron had an impressive junior season recording 114 tackles, 10 sacks and seven tackles for loss.

For his efforts, he was named All-State, All-Area and Team Defensive Lineman of the Year.

He is seeking his first scholarship offer, and he hopes to offer his strengths to a school that is willing to give him a chance.

"I feel like my strengths are my quickness, determination, and the fact that in the crunch time my teammates can always depend on me," Aaron said.

"I would really like to improve my bench press before next season."

When asked the factors for his college decision Aaron replied in one word, "Location."

He plans to attend Florida's Junior Day April 1.

Aaron holds a 2.5 GPA and scored an 18 on the ACT.

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest with Aaron's recruitment.

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