2018 ILB Oliver Nasilai (Gabe Brooks / SCOUT)

Rising 2018 Linebacker Oliver Nasilai Talks BYU, Oklahoma State, and More

CEDAR HILL, Texas -- BYU was the first to offer 2018 linebacker Oliver Nasilai. The Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber prospect told Scout at the UnderArmour Dallas camp that he's hearing from programs such as Oklahoma State, Memphis, and Arkansas.

http://www.scout.com/player/212776-oliver-nasilai/news?year=2017&s=73

One program has offered 2018 linebacker Oliver Nasilai from Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber, but it won't be the last.

The 6-foot-1, 242-pound Nasilai owns an offer from BYU and has heard from several more programs, including Oklahoma StateMemphis, and Arkansas.

"I'm recruited as a middle linebacker for BYU. I've been recruited by a couple of different coaches there," said Nasilai, who got the BYU offer . My parents likes that school, and I'm Mormon. My parents love it.

"I go up there probably every summer and do their summer camp with them. They've been doing well, so I love to see that, especially since I've loved that school since I was little."

BYU has assembled 11 consecutive winning seasons, including back-to-back 9-4 campaigns the past two seasons.

Nasilai said defensive coordinator Glenn Spence recruits him for Oklahoma State, which he enjoyed during a recent visit to Stillwater.

"Great facility. Their strength and conditioning program looks awesome," he said. "That's what I want to work on right now, my strength and my conditioning and my speed, because you can always get stronger and faster."

The strength and conditioning program at Memphis also impressed Nasilai, who's already visited for a junior dayl. He said inside linebackers coach Dan Lanning recruits him for the Tigers.

"They showed us before and after pictures, and they looked crazy different," Nasilai said. "That's what I'm looking for. Help me build up my body more and develop my body."

Nasilai said his next visit may be to an Arkansas spring practice. The Razorback staff has been in touch with him for some time, he said, and making that visit will be easy considering Nasilai's high school is 10 miles from the Hogs' stadium.

Nasilai is a physical striker at his inside/middle linebacker spot. He thrives against the run and can fill gaps as a downhill player. He also shows enough athleticism to track down ball-carriers sideline to sideline.

Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor Nasilai's recruitment and development.


Scout Football Top Stories