Countdown to #1 in GA - #2 Paul Oliver

The top 2 players in Georgia are players that are at the very top of their positions across the nation. Paul Oliver of Harrison is the #2 ranked CB in the Nation by TheInsiders.com, and he is the BorderWars pick for the #2 player at any position in the state of Georgia.

Paul Oliver is BorderWars' pick for the #2 player in Georgia. He is a first team TheInsiders.com All American (Recruiting Yearbook Preview). He is the #2 ranked corner in the Nation by TheInsiders.com. He is the #1 ranked corner in the south by BorderWars, and he is the only member of the BorderWars top 10 in Georgia to have made an early commitment. He committed to Georgia in June. He has told us that he plans to take more visits, but does that mean he is any less solid with Georgia now than he was when he made a decision?


Oliver Back pedals at Nike Camp

"I cancelled my visit to Michigan last weekend," said Oliver. "I was going to go to the Georgia/Clemson game, but I didn't have time to go up there this weekend, so I just watched it on TV. I'm still planning on going to Michigan for a visit though. I'm also going to set up visits to Florida State and Texas for sure, and I may be going to Tennessee and up to North Carolina with [teammate and UNC commit] Scott Lenahan. I'm not trying to start anything though. I'm 100% Georgia. I just want to take advantage of these visits while I still can."

Oliver was the MVP of the Nike Camp at Athens in April among over 300 prospects. In a day where the corners were getting away with a lot of grabbing, pushing, and talking, Oliver quietly shutdown his opponent time after time. He has a good forward break on the ball and hips that allow him to turn and run with the best of them. He is 6-0 tall but has long arms and plays taller than that with a 31 inch vertical leap.

Oliver stars on both sides of the ball for Harrison, and Champ Bailey set a precedent at Georgia for 2 way players. Oliver hasn't given too much thought to playing wide receiver on the next level. "No, I haven't thought too much about that. I just want to make sure I know what I need to know to play corner first."


Oliver at Practice

When told that he was the #2 ranked player in Georgia, his next question was predictable. "Who's #1?" When told that Kregg Lumpkin was our pick for the best prospect in Georgia this year, Oliver had praise for the running back. "We played Stephenson last year, and man he's a good player. He broke off a long run against us, but I'd catch him now," Oliver added with a laugh.



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