http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/90/905124.jpgTexas got a big commitment from Jake Oliver. The 6’4″ WR from Dallas Jesuit is son of Â Gary Oliver who played at Texas A&M and coached at Bishop Lynch of Dallas.Â He soured on the Aggies by the way they treated outgoing coach Mike Sherman.Â Their loss is our gain.
During half time of games he sat with his father and watched his dad doing X’s and O’s. He was 4 years old at the time.
Growing up with a father who played and coached in the high school and college level helped him develop into one of the top wide receivers in the 2013 class.
“He grew up on the sideliines at Bishop Lynch,” Gary Oliver said. “I think it’s helped him a lot, learning the little nuances of the game like running precise routes,hand placement on the defensive back and things like that. When you talk to him about the little things, it’s all very natural to him.
Jake finished his sophmore year with 85 catches for 1,302 yards and 13 touchdowns. He followed up with a junior year in which he 1,600 yards and 24 touchdowns. The 200 pound receiver is getting better.
He is not a speed burner but can fight for the ball and has good jumping ability. He also is very fluid and a precise route runner. Even when not getting separation the kid usually comes down with the ball.
Hook Em Horns.