Football

Nate Oliver

Hometown:
Lakewood, Ohio

High School:
St. Edwards

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
Safety

Birthdate:
09/25/1988

Nate Oliver

Rated as the No. 11 safety prospect in America and the No. 5 recruit overall in Ohio ... totaled 80 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, three interceptions, four sacks, six pass break-ups and four fumble recoveries as a senior and led St Edwards to the regional semi-finals ... 2006 first-team All-Ohio ... 70 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles earned him All-Ohio honors as a junior ... runs a 4.55 40-yard dash ... three-year varsity starter ... his class lost only three games in high school ... versatile athlete who excels in run support ... one of the first in 2007 class to commit to the Buckeyes ... named MVP of the second annual Kirk Herbstreit Classic ... rejoins former St. Edwards teammate Alex Boone at Ohio State ... Personal: Born Sept. 25, 1988 ... son of Nathaniel Oliver Sr. and Darlene Gibson ... has six siblings ... hopes to major in finance or business management ... enjoys basketball and baseball ... is a cousin of current Buckeye Thaddeus Gibson ... cousin Jahmal Brown started at safety for Bowling Green as a freshman last season.

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