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UCLA First To Offer 2019 Cornerback Greg Oliver

Feb. 17 -- Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman cornerback Greg Oliver talks about picking up his first scholarship offer from UCLA heading into a big offseason...

National powerhouse Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman is loaded with talent year in and year out, and promising cornerback Greg Oliver appears to be next in line.

In what could be an indication of things to come over the next year or so, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound prospect landed his first offer from UCLA on Thursday.

"It was very cool and it surprised me," Oliver told "I hadn't been getting any letters or anything.

"Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) told me he thought I was ready. I didn't know anything after that. I was excited and I didn't know what to say. It was just shocking."

Oliver shows good instincts to keep up with receivers in and out of their breaks, has the length to match up against taller wideouts and has plenty of upside in the early stages of his development. Perhaps most impressive, though, is how he managed the step in as a sophomore last season when Bishop Gorman lost Arizona signee Malik Hausman to injury. With four-star Alex Perry (Arizona State) manning the other side, opponents tried to target Oliver quite a bit but he responded well, grabbing three interceptions and registering 22 tackles.

The Bruins are targeting several prospects out of Bishop Gorman in the 2018 cycle, including five-star linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, four-star tight end Brevin Jordan and four-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Oliver said he has heard nothing but good things about UCLA from his teammates.

"I've been talking to Dorian and Brevin mostly, and they say it's a real good school," Oliver said. "And they were hyping me up when they got their offers, too. I haven't been out there yet but the plan is to visit.

"UCLA is a big offer because it's a real good school and it's Pac-12, which is the conference I'd like to go into."

Elsewhere on the recruiting front, Oliver said he has been receiving mail from Oregon. He will compete with 702 Elite in the passing league circuit this offseason.

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