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Texas gets second commit in receiver Jake Oliver

Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:24 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 2:26 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Texas has gotten off to a relatively slow start with their 2013 recruiting class - shockingly no commits from their recent Junior Day - but added a nice piece of the puzzle on Wednesday morning with their second pledge from Dallas (Texas) wide receiver Jake Oliver, multiple recruiting sites report.

The 6-foot-4, 194-pound prospect held scholarship offers from Arkansas, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M among others on his long list of suitors. Oliver took in Austin and the Texas campus during the Junior Day festivities this past weekend and apparently saw enough to end his recruiting process early.

A Maxpreps Top Junior in the class of 2013, Oliver was recruited by Longhorns wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt.

"He's talked to me about what they'd expect from me and how I'd fit in," Oliver told prior to his commitment. "They love the guys that go to class, do their job, and do everything they can to the best of their abilities, and not expect anything; not to be a hotshot and to work for your spot."

Oliver caught 108 passes for 1,637 yards and 23 touchdowns last season as Dallas Jesuit went 8-3 during his junior year.

Wide receiver figures to be a spot where Texas will take somewhat limited numbers with the Horns' class a whole on the smaller side after signing 28 earlier this month. The Longhorns landed the top wide out in the state in Cayleb Jones and, with Oliver's commitment, have added another in their second commitment for the class of 2013.

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