Jake Oliver and his family announced their decision via press release. The release is below:
Jake Oliver made his decision today regarding his future. Jake is excited to announce that he will be attending the University of Texas and playing football for Coach Brown and the Longhorns.
The recruiting process began, for Jake, the spring before his sophomore season and has been a great and fulfilling experience. Jake has had the opportunity to visit many campuses and meet many outstanding coaches along the way and would like to thank each school and coach for their interest in him. He is very appreciative of all the wonderful people that have helped through this process and couldn't be happier with his decision.
The winning tradition, family atmosphere and feeling of home on the U.T. campus were key factors in his decision. Jake attended several U.T. games during their National Championship season and believes that with the current coaching staff, the players on campus, the 2012 recruiting class and another great class in 2013 a National Title will be coming back to Austin very soon.
Another major determining factor in his decision was a Degree from the University of Texas . Jake grew up in Dallas , Texas and attends Dallas Jesuit College Preparatory and education is very important in his life. Jesuit taught him how to balance a full academic load while also participating in athletics and community service. Jake believes the University of Texas will be a great extension for his academic future.
Jake is very thankful to Dallas Jesuit, Coach Hickman, Coach Wunderlick and the great Jesuit staff and Jesuit community that helped him become the young man he is today.
Jake would also like to thank all of the teachers, coaches, players and friends that he has met and played beside since beginning football in 4th grade. His football experience has been amazing with many Championships and FUN times along the way. Playing for the Horns is a dream come true.
Family has been a key component in Jake's life and it was very important to be close to his grandparents, Bill and Linda Oliver and Dick and Anita Landenberger. His big brother, Jackson, has been very instrumental in Jake's life and has thrown him many passes growing up. One of Jake's most memorable moments was his 1st varsity touchdown reception when he was a freshman on the Jesuit varsity team and Jackson was the senior QB. Jake's little sis, Emma, helps keep him grounded as it's often stated that she is the best athlete of the family. Jake's mom and dad, Ellen and Gary have been lifelong educators and coaches and are very happy with his decision and believe Texas will be a great fit for him.
Jake is excited about his decision to attend the University of Texas and play for the Longhorns. He is now looking forward to his senior year at Jesuit and a great football season with his friends and family.
Thanks to everyone and Hookem!