Class of 2004: Robert Oliver

<b>Raleigh, N.C.--</b> Southeast (NC) Raleigh High School's Robert Oliver has some huge shoes to fill this season, as he takes over the leadership role left behind by ex-Bulldog and current Wolfpacker Yomi Ojo.

"I looked up to Yomi and also Leroy [Harris] when he was here," Robert told StateFans. "Now that those guys are gone I'm going to be the leader of the offensive and defensive lines."

Oliver played both ways last season for Southeast, where he averaged five pancake blocks per game from his offensive guard position and managed 35 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive tackle.

The second team All-State selection is regarded as a future Offensive Lineman on the collegieate level and he's happy with that.

"I like playing Offensive line," he said. "Right now I'm 6-foot-4 and weigh 299 pounds. I run a 5.1 40 and can use my quickness and strength on offense."

Local schools are keeping tabs on this talented lineman from Raleigh.

"Right now I'm really looking at NC State, Georgia Tech, and ECU," he said. "Those schoools are the main ones recruiting me, and I like them all."

"I'm going to the Chuck Amato Lineman Camp this summer and maybe going to the Nike Camp in May. I'm not sure about that yet though."

Living in Raleigh, it's natural that he would be attracted to the Wolfpack and that's certainly the case here.

"I like State a lot. It's an up-and-coming program, and I think they will be real good this year. I wouldn't mind being a part of it in the future."


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