40 time: 4.5
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale
Offensive Position/ Stats:
QB 1213 yards, 11 TDs, 6 rushing TD, 435 rushing yards
Did not play defense
Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Iowa, LSU
Iowa - "I like the way that the coaches write me and how they are concerned with my academics"
Vanderbilt - "Vanderbilt is recruiting me as a quarterback and not just as an athlete and they are concerned about my grades also."
"My ability to read defenses and to get the ball to the open man."
"Nike, Auburn, Saturday I will go to LSU."
What will determine his choice of school:
"Academics and the opportunity to play as a freshman. I want the opportunity to play as a freshman and prove myself."
Does Rutgers have a shot?
"Rutgers has a great shot. I'll know more by the second game in the season. It depends on how they play on the field"
Oliver emphasized two things. One was the importance of academics and , two, was his desire to be recruited as a quarterback and not just as an athlete. When I asked him about his 4.5 speed, he downplayed it. "I don't want to run as much as I want to get the ball to the receivers. I want to be known as a quarterback and not just as an athlete."
Oliver is being recruited by Mario Cristobal.