Ole Miss, Mississppi State, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke
Kyle Oliver picked up a Tennessee offer on June 19th and attended “Orange Carpet Day” two days later. He publicly committed to the Vols on June 22nd, just three days after Butch Jones offered. Louisville and Florida State were in play for Oliver before his commitment. He’s the teammate of fellow Vol commit Jack Jones and is firmly in Tennessee’s camp at this point.
RTI Average: 3-stars
How He Fits
Oliver plays receiver for Oakland but will play tight end or H-back at Tennessee. He has the height and frame to add considerable bulk. He’s a nightmare matchup in the passing game with the strength to overpower defensive backs and speed to outrun linebackers. Oliver played just a handful of snaps at tight end as a junior but should see more time there this season. On tape he demonstrates soft hands, excellent body control, and surprising elusiveness. He’s a solid blocker but needs to improve his pad level—that should come with more time at tight end. Simply put, he has the athleticism and versatility help Tennessee. How early he sees the field will likely depend on how much the Vols develop at tight end and H-back this season.