Oliver commits to Tennessee

Nyshier Oliver

Nyshier Oliver

Nyshier Oliver signs with the Vols

Nyshier Oliver

Nyshier Oliver

Nyshier Oliver never stopped thinking about Tennessee.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound defensive back from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J., committed to the Vols for the second time on Monday night.

Oliver first committed to UT in June but later de-committed and gave a pledge to Notre Dame in September.

Oliver, who visited UT last weekend, said he never stopped wanting to play for the Vols even while he was committed to Notre Dame.

Oliver said the influence of his father, Theodore Oliver, led to his commitment to the Fighting Irish.

“My father always wanted me to go to Notre Dame so I made a decision based on him,” Nyshier Oliver said. “At the end of the day it was my decision. It was confusing.”

Oliver said his father helped settle the confusion by telling his son to make his own decision.

“He told me, ‘Don’t do something you don’t want to do. Do it for yourself,’ ” Nyshier Oliver said of the conversation with his father. “Tennessee is my choice and it’s the choice I’m sticking with.

“I’ve always had Tennessee in my heart. I couldn’t let this slip up on signing day (on Feb. 4).”

UT also had Oliver’s preferred position at heart.

Oliver said he will have an opportunity to play defensive back for the Vols. He said Notre Dame was recruiting him to play on offense.

“I didn’t have any intentions of going there for the slot receiver position,” Oliver said. “I wanted to be a cornerback or defensive back.”

Oliver also decided he wanted to play for UT’s new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.

Oliver said he was honored that he became a priority for Kiffin.

“I took it as a sincere compliment that they went above and beyond to get in contact with me after I had de-committed from the University of Tennessee,” Oliver said. “To look at my film and still be interested showed me they were really interested in me.”

Oliver became more interested in looking at UT after he saw Lane Kiffin become the Vols’ new head coach.

He said he likes the direction of UT’s program.

“There’s a lot of energy going around,” Oliver said. “It’s a pretty young coaching staff that gets after it. It’s just really exciting.”

Oliver said UT’s coaches shared that excitement when he offered them his commitment.

“If they weren’t excited they sure acted like they were excited,” Oliver said. “It comes down to me being where I felt comfortable. Every time I’ve been down to Tennessee it always felt like the right place for me.”

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VAvolfanRON writes:

WOW!!!!

boro_vol writes:

Welcome back Oliver!

RoyaltyVol writes:

Welcome aboard young man!

chad_t31 writes:

Second time's a charm.

iwastherein98 writes:

He11 YES!!!

StroVol writes:

Here they come dam.t!!! Gonna be some surprises come FEB4!

gohawks1 writes:

When the dust settles, the Vols are gonna be looking good!

iwastherein98 writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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That's one, two, three and four stars.

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?sFirs...

volfan1967 writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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I would be worried about Fl Ncaa violation than who we recuit.

orangebloodgmc writes:

Yet more good news for the Vols. So Meyer won't have this guy next year at ND.

memphis_vol_fan writes:

Hot d@mn.
Welcome to UT...again...Mr. Oliver.

MrKnoxville writes:

He's a 4* + Monte Kiffin = 5*

Welcome to the collegiate NFL mini-camp youngster...you won't regret it!

HtownVol writes:

How you like us now N.D?? UT is on the rise Baby! We will have more. J. Stokes and M. Brown are the biggest ones. Letrs get em!

Biggie writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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You're gonna feel mighty puny when our 3 stars put the beatdown on you guys!!

LiveFaith writes:

Oh, and he's no longer a bum, loser, thug, unneeded and overrated either. Welcome to Knoxville son. Love the name for some reason.

Go4Two writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Tennessee 9, 3 star 10, 4 star

Florida 6 3 star 7 4 star

Gators do have 3 5 stars.

StroVol writes:

in response to MrKnoxville:

He's a 4* + Monte Kiffin = 5*

Welcome to the collegiate NFL mini-camp youngster...you won't regret it!

I like that! Needed Monte around to make Bolden a player.

Down_The_Field writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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honestly, how much film of this guy have you seen? have you seen him play in hs? 3 star, says who? oh, that's right, you read it on the internet. okay, i believe it already too. he stinks! send him back!

oh, one last question. do you know how many 3-star athletes will be playing in this super bowl?

NoogaVol55 writes:

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can I get and AMEN !!!!!

utnut#215669 writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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check his offers , you idiot

MrKnoxville writes:

The Gator fans that are hanging out on our website trully believe that the kids we're recruiting will not develop their football skills past the high school level...OUR NEW COACHING STAFF COACHED PRO-PLAYERS (and U.S.C.'s recent greats too)...this just doesn't seem to sink in yet...or maybe it does and they're just trully nervous if the truth was to be told.

miamiVOL writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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"because they know they are out on several big fish."

rofl...have you seen who TN is hosting this weekend?

Derrick Webb (LB)
Tim Simon (RB)
Patrick Patterson (WR)
Marcus Hall (OL)
Marlon Brown (WR)
Randall Carroll (WR)
Terrell Williams (ATH)
Trent Richardson (RB)
Orson Charles (TE/WR)
Chris Freeman (OL)
Terrance Coleman (DT)
Eddy Lacy (RB)
Sam Montgomery (DE)
Tana Patrick (LB)

ruined beyond belief.

tums writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Do you not understand how recruiting works? They offered him a long time ago, he accepted. UT still has available slots for their offers to the other big fish. UT isn't "settling" to fill their class. He has been offered for quite some time, not just today.

PaulTheVol writes:

Let's see...do I care what some fat clown from Florida thinks? Nope. Anyone who gets more enjoyment out of trying to talk negative to the opposition rather than supporting their own team is a loser. Take your big, ole gut and go back to the Gay-tor site.

sprty3 writes:

"DCflorida writes:
Gobbling up 3-stars like there's no tomorrow. Oh well, you gotta fill up a class eventually."

That was a 3* QB that beat your hero out of the heisman this year. Find your own board loser and get a life..

jsmithnga#207674 writes:

Saw a portion of an interview with CLK on a local station while in the mtns this wkend; he said he wouldn't try to fill a position with someone who could not compete therefore I trust that he likes the guy regardless of stars, etc.

NoogaVol55 writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Or we could use the EVEN MORE RELIABLE source of L. Kiffin, M. Kiffin, E. Orgeron, L. Thompson, and WM Garza....

And I will give Phil credit, he saw something in this kid too!

volfan1967 writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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What your not gonna respond to the recuiting violations that FLA. has?

nivatne writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Yea, since we all know that Marlon Brown is gonna end up a Gator, you idiot. Oh, and if I am not mistaken, M. Brown is a 4* dummy. Also, FWIW, we have plenty of 4* guys that we are in on (M. Hall, S. Montgomery, T.Patrick, O. Charles, etc.) Why don't enjoy your last year year w/ Teblow, b/c you are not gonna have much to celebrate after that.

utnut#215669 writes:

in response to bama987:

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with all your talent the mormons beat the morons! you were fortunate the sec was way down Clemson and GA overrated. oh,and FL put the wood to you real good. you mullet headed, trailer trash,waffle house busboy.hahahahahahahaha

NoMoreWooAfterGoodOleRockyTop writes:

Do we get 6 stars for Oliver since he committed twice? Of course that would mean G. Williams would've been a 1,000 stars.

TommyJack writes:

amen, brother.

nivatne writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Right, they are scrubs b/c they aren't interested in the Gators. Your logic is like that of a brain-dead squirrel.

utnut#215669 writes:

in response to gatorzz:

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his offer was pulled when he wavered ?

hotrodvol writes:

in response to miamiVOL:

"because they know they are out on several big fish."

rofl...have you seen who TN is hosting this weekend?

Derrick Webb (LB)
Tim Simon (RB)
Patrick Patterson (WR)
Marcus Hall (OL)
Marlon Brown (WR)
Randall Carroll (WR)
Terrell Williams (ATH)
Trent Richardson (RB)
Orson Charles (TE/WR)
Chris Freeman (OL)
Terrance Coleman (DT)
Eddy Lacy (RB)
Sam Montgomery (DE)
Tana Patrick (LB)

ruined beyond belief.

Dang miami, that is impressive. If CLK could get five or more of those players, it would be a great weekend. Also I think if we keep Stokes, Oliver will be a DB, if not then a slot receiver.

Down_The_Field writes:

i told a hooter's girl last night, who was hitting on me to take a hike. i told her that she was hot but that rivals only gave her 3 stars.

volroadwarrior writes:

Welcome young man.

Ignore the interlopers. The more you respond to them the more smack they send. We will take care of our business and let them take care of theirs. We are on the upswing and nipping at their heels. In 2010, we will be right in there with them.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to Kiff_Daddy:

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When did Coaches start shareing bathrooms with the Public? They have their own bathrooms in and near the locker rooms.

bls8617#370509 writes:

Why do you guys even bother commenting on the theses stalkers' posts. They only post on here for attention and they make you look stupid for even acknowledging their childlike opinions and logic. Ignore them and they'll be gone before you know it.

mlkearney21 writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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The fact that you think Sam Montgomery, Tana Patrick, Eddie Lacy, Patrick Patterson, Marcus Hall, and Randall Carroll are "srubs" shows exactly how little you know.

BTW, I don't think Randall Carroll will visit. I think he stays out west in Cali.

TommyJack writes:

in response to 1stAndGoal:

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Better than 3rd and long. :)

Perfektion_87 writes:

Good news...Looking forward to National Signing Day!!

doh writes:

people get into the stars that these services give them. i look at who is recruiting them. notre dame is no slouch.

byobbio writes:

Sorry Charlie.

hotrodvol writes:

in response to utnut#215669:

with all your talent the mormons beat the morons! you were fortunate the sec was way down Clemson and GA overrated. oh,and FL put the wood to you real good. you mullet headed, trailer trash,waffle house busboy.hahahahahahahaha

utnut, I found bama 987 in action check him out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuigcX...

JBruce writes:

in response to miamiVOL:

"because they know they are out on several big fish."

rofl...have you seen who TN is hosting this weekend?

Derrick Webb (LB)
Tim Simon (RB)
Patrick Patterson (WR)
Marcus Hall (OL)
Marlon Brown (WR)
Randall Carroll (WR)
Terrell Williams (ATH)
Trent Richardson (RB)
Orson Charles (TE/WR)
Chris Freeman (OL)
Terrance Coleman (DT)
Eddy Lacy (RB)
Sam Montgomery (DE)
Tana Patrick (LB)

ruined beyond belief.

Randall Carroll and Trent Richardson have both cancelled their visits.

tripper writes:

Sorry, Richardson ain't coming, he's visiting FSU.

http://www.pnj.com/article/20090121/S...

byobbio writes:

Tennessee coaches should be ashamed of themselves. Recruiting players who are committed to another school is down right dirty. My apologies to Notre Dame and Charlie Weis.

utnut#215669 writes:

in response to gatorzz:

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Also on rivals the lead story is about Charlie weiss's in home visit. so yes they offered 9/12/08

all_vols writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Dude...you have the least class of anyone on this board. Take a hike!

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