When you’re the nation’s top cornerback, you should expect your phone to ring off the hook the first day that college coaches can call in September. However, for Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison standout Paul Oliver, it sounds like he’s been playing a lot of phone tag.
“I’ve missed a lot of calls,” he said. “The coaches from N.C. State and Ohio State left me voice mails, and I’m sure I’ll hear back from them and the others that are recruiting me.”
Oliver, who is a solid but still soft commitment to Georgia, said was hoping to make it to Athens this weekend and in fact canceled an official visit to Michigan because of the UGA game. But in the end, he couldn’t make it up there.
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“And I’m regretting every minute of it,” Oliver said about missing the UGA-Clemson game. “I watched every minute of it on TV and man that was some game. Clemson came out to play, but my boys pulled it out in the end.”
Oliver said at this point, he’s not set up any official visits, but will visit unofficially in two weeks to North Carolina with teammate and Tar Heel commitment Scott Lenahan. The Tar Heels play Texas that weekend.
On the field, Oliver didn’t get challenged in Harrison’s first game of the season. He said he didn’t get a single ball thrown his way, but he did contribute with four catches and three returns of more than 15 yards each.
“I want some action,” he said. “It’s really frustrating.”
Don’t worry, Paul. That action will come in two weeks when Harrison battles McEachern, another school loaded with talented players.