With the busy July period fast approaching, there is one more player to scratch off the recruiting board. Oak Hill wing Brian Oliver has made his decision.
Oliver, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound Delaware native, is headed to Georgia Tech. The Rivals150 prospect broke the news to Rivals.com on Sunday afternoon.
"I love the school," Oliver said. "I just felt really comfortable with coach [Paul] Hewitt and coach [John] O'Connor. I looked at the academics and the athletics and those were really a big deal to me. That had a lot to do with it."
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Oliver, a four-star prospect, is the first commit to the Jackets in the class of 2009. Oliver said he liked the vision that Hewitt has for him in college.
"He told me that he likes big guards and that I could do a lot for them and that there would be an opportunity for me to play the shooting guard spot or even the small forward position," Oliver said.
At the Rumble in the Bronx, Oliver proved his worth as a rebounder and passer as well as a perimeter scorer.
Oliver said he also strongly considered Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Miami. He reiterated Georgia Tech's academic prowess as a major selling point.
"Mainly, it was their athletics and their academics. I have some family in Georgia, too, and I'm kind of a family guy. I think that pushed them over the edge," Oliver said.