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Signing Day Spotlight: Tymir Oliver

The letter is in for Philadelphia (PA) West Philadelphia Catholic HS DL Tymir Oliver

Commitment Date: 1/24/2016

Twitter Handle: @TymirOliver

Why Illinois?

"I chose Illinois because I believe in the program.  I believe we can win games, win a national championship, and become a great team.  It's a great fit because everyone supports one another on the team and you need that unity when trying to build a dynasty."


Oliver's current body type allows him to grow into a defensive tackle, or lean up a bit and remain at defensive end.  We project him to grow into a defensive tackle, similar to the transition made by Jarrod "Chunky" Clements.

Oliver has a quick burst at the snap and uses strong leg drive to work his way through gaps in the line of scrimmage.  He lacks lateral quickness and change of direction, however those shouldn't be big issues if he plays mostly on the inside.

Oliver, in general is a high-motor player who plays a physical brand of football.  If he can maintain his burst and explosiveness while also adding 20 pounds, he will turn into a solid three-technique defensive tackle at Illinois.


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