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Oliver adds more offers

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Sugar Land (Texas) Dulles running back Jarrell Oliver had a good list of early scholarship offers that included teams like Michigan, Oregon State and Tulsa, but since the spring evaluation process started he's picking up more and more.
For example Minnesota offered him about two weeks ago, but then on Wednesday he added offers from Utah and Memphis.
Oliver said a lot of the new attention has come from his strong showing at the recent Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp.
"I did excellent," Oliver, who is 5-foot-9 and 193 pounds, said. "I did really well in the one-on-ones, the blocking drills and the agility drills. I was definitely most proud of my footwork and agility during their SPARQ training drills."
Of the new offers, Minnesota is a school that he was really excited about. He said he got a great opportunity to talk to the Golden Gopher coaching staff about the offer.
"I was able to talk with coach (Tim) Brewster, their head coach," Oliver said. "(Our discussion) was pretty great. He just was real enthusiastic and talked about how I could help their program and how he was excited to get me up there for a visit."
"I'm not sure yet when I'm going to visit, but yes me and my Dad have talked about it. But we haven't decided on a date that we could go up there."
Still Oliver, who also is hearing more from Oregon State and hopes to hear from Arkansas, said he isn't ready to claim a leader at this point.
"I'm really into all the schools that have offered me and have interest," he said. "All are equal with me."
With spring practices wrapping up this weekend, Oliver said he's hoping the free time will allow him to get out this summer and visit more schools. He has a few other places he'd like to see for sure.
"Most definitely Oregon State," he said. "And I'm going to try and get back up to Michigan and out to Texas Tech. I've been talking to coach (Fred) Jackson at Michigan, coach (Chad) Scott at Texas Tech and then at Oregon State, I actually have talked to Jacquizz Rodgers a couple of times."
"We just about how many people are there in the program and what they are trying to bring in. Just different stuff about the school, too."
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