Oliver Wants To Make Own Name

Brentwood (Calif.) Heritage offensive tackle Kyree Oliver, the younger brother of UCLA signee Will Oliver, is looking for recruiting attention of his own...

Brentwood (Calif.) Heritage offensive tackle Kyree Oliver (6-5, 290), got a quick, but impacting look at the recruiting process in the last month.

His brother Will had been a commit to Sacramento State, before UCLA came in at the eleventh hour and offered him. Will would sign with UCLA earlier this month.

Though his brother came onto the scene late, Kyree is now on the radar earlier, thanks to coaches finding out about his brother.

"Once schools found out about Will, more schools started to check out on me and so now I'm hearing from a lot of schools," said Oliver. "I'm hearing mostly from UCLA, Oregon, Nevada and Cal."

Oliver and his family flanked Will when he took his official to UCLA. While the trip was for Will, Kyree said he took advantage of the time there.

"UCLA has the most amazing facilities of any school I've been to and it's just an amazing place," said Oliver. "Of course, I have a lot of interest in them. It would be great if I could play with Will. And it would be great for my parents. I got to meet Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and Angus (McClure) there. We talked a lot."

Oliver said the UCLA academics also stood out to him.

"Academics are the most important thing to me in a school and is why I like UCLA a lot," said Oliver.

Oliver said he's anxious to go the through process but would like to take some time.

"I'm going to a camp at Cal and then I want to go up to Oregon and check them out," said Oliver. "I would like to commit early, if there is something stable, but if I need to take some time, I will."

Oliver said people have joked with him about being the "little brother" at 6-5, 290. He's a good three inches shorter than his older brother.

"Schools notice that I'm pretty big but are surprised when they hear I'm the smaller of the two," said Oliver.

Academically, Oliver said he's in great shape and will take the SAT and ACT in the spring.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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