Father's A&M ties won't sway Jake Oliver 

December, 6, 2012
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ESPN 300 wide receiver Jake Oliver (Dallas/Jesuit) lives in a house divided by school loyalty but tightly woven by love and a family-first attitude.

He has been steadfastly committed to Texas since Feb. 15, choosing the Longhorns over a host of offers, which includes Texas A&M, his parents’ alma mater.

Jake Oliver
Bob Przybylo/ESPN.comTexas commit Jake Oliver is taking his official visit to Austin this weekend and attending the Longhorns' football banquet.
Not only did his parents meet in College Station but his father, Gary Oliver, went from walk-on to three-year starter for the Aggies, helping them win two Southwest Conference championships. He was then a graduate assistant with A&M for two seasons before embarking on a coaching career that included stops at SMU and Sam Houston State and the Texas high school ranks.

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