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Oliver expects UT offer, not ready for a decision

2/10/2012

SoonerNation’s Bob Przybylo had a nice update on the status of Jake Oliver (Dallas/Jesuit) and what he thinks of Oklahoma yesterday, and we caught up with Oliver Thursday night to talk Texas.

As expected, Longhorn coaches are telling Oliver he’s the guy they want at the receiver position. Going into Sunday’s junior day, the interest is certainly mutual.

Oliver expects to receive an offer while he’s in Austin, but he’s not sure he’ll be ready to pull the trigger.

“I don’t want to make any rash decisions,” he said. “I just want to make sure I’m 100 percent positive about the school I pick. That’s what I’m taking these junior days for, to make sure whatever decision I make is the exact right one for me.”

“There’s a little bit of pressure [to commit], but I think I’m pretty confident in what I’m doing and how my process is going to go.”

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound wideout will likely attend Oklahoma State’s junior day next week and has talked with Arkansas, TCU and Texas A&M about taking visits. And no matter when he reaches his decision, it won’t come until after he sits down with his parents and Jesuit coach Brandon Hickman and talks things out.

Oliver has already been to Texas several times -- he attended UT’s home games against Rice and Oklahoma State in 2011 -- but hopes to get a better sense of where he fits in the program this weekend.

“It will give me a good perspective of how Texas is and how much I like it,” he said. “Junior day will just give me an in-depth view of Texas. They have been recruiting me quite a bit.”

Oliver and his family have a strong relationship with his Texas recruiter, receivers coach Darrell Wyatt, and he’s optimistic about the program’s future after watching closely last fall.

“I think they’re on the right track,” he said. “They were very young this year and there’s only room to improve.”