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Olivers all Buckeye

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When you've been committed since signing day of last recruiting class, some times you can feel forgotten.
But Ohio State fans surely won't ever forget four-star commitment Nate Oliver. The 6-foot, 199-pound four-star safety is one of the nation's top 250 players and he's also one of Ohio's best.
To top it off, he's also 100 percent Buckeye.
Ohio State made it very clear it plans on keeping him that way. On Sept. 1, the first day that college coaches can contact recruits again in the fall, Ohio State wasted little time calling its long-time commitment.
"Yeah they called me the first day they were allowed to," Oliver, the nation's No. 10 safety, said. "Jim Tressel called himself, and nobody else has call. It's just been Ohio State. I'm pretty strong with them about everything. It's all about Ohio State, man."
Oliver rambled off a long list of things he loves about the Buckeyes, and by the time he was done, it was pretty clear that he's solid on OSU.
"I like the tradition at Ohio State," Oliver said. "It felt like everyone knew me down there. They've got a real strong family there. I love the coaching staff. I haven't set up an official visit yet. All of my games are on Saturdays. So my visit might be for the Minnesota game."
Oliver has a plan on how soon he'll play at Ohio State.
"I'd like to play on special teams my freshman year and hopefully work my way into the starting rotation by my sophomore year," he said.
With Ohio State traveling to Texas on Saturday for the first matchup between No. 1 and No. 2 in years, Oliver offered up a prediction on what might happen.
"Ohio State will probably beat Texas by a touchdown or two," Oliver said with a laugh. "It'll probably be a high scoring game. Our defense is young, but the offense will help us out. But the defense might play up. You never know. Every game is different."
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