PROFILE 2003: Paul Oliver (CB)

Paul Oliver will be one of the nation's most sought after cover corners, and he is already considering LSU.

Paul Oliver

Running Back/ Cornerback

6-0, 185, 4.35

Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison

School Preferences: Georgia leads LSU, Tennessee, South Carolina and Clemson

* Offers: (Verbal) Georgia and Auburn

* Junior Stats: 9 INT, 51 tackles, 700 yards receiving, 7 TDs, 4 punt returns for touchdowns

* Bench Press - 255; Squat - 385; Power Clean - 245; GPA - 2.5; SAT 880

* Other Sports - Track; 22.17 200 meters; 47.8 400 meters (8th in the state)

* Comments: excellent athlete that is one of the state's best prospects and fastest players...cover corner with good aggressiveness and above average coverage skills...

loves contact... super kick returner...

* Goals - "To better myself in every aspect of my game" - Oliver

* Misc. - brother Patrick plays fullback for West Georgia...Made 1st Team All-State (as a CB) and also made 1st Team All County as a receiver, cornerback, and kick returner


Many folks feel that Paul Oliver may be the number one defensive prospect in the state of Georgia for the Class of 2003. The speedy cornerback from Harrison High School in Kennesaw, has all the tools to become an excellent player at the next level.


And he has something that many college coaches covet - SPEED!


"My great speed allows me to gamble a lot at the corner position and get away with more," said Oliver. "I love to be aggressive whether it is run support or playing the pass. I love to hit. As a kick returner, I let things develop

and wait for a crack. Then, I turn on the jets."


Oliver recorded 9 interceptions last season and also returned 4 punts for touchdowns.


"Paul is one of the best players in the South," said Harrison head coach Bruce Cobbleigh. "He scored every four times he touched the ball. Georgia and Auburn have already offered him a scholarship."


Oliver made 1st Team All-State (as a CB) and also made 1st Team All County as a receiver, cornerback, and kick returner.


"Right now, I am looking for a school where I can play early. Georgia is my leader. My favorite player is Champ Bailey. The Georgia coaches are great and they are a team on the rise. Last week, I went up there and watched them do their mat drills. It was amazing.


"I also like Tennessee, LSU, Clemson and South Carolina."


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