Owasso tight end Cameron Oliver looking for an opportunity close to home

SUPER 30 — Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, New Mexico, Ohio, and Rutgers have all offered scholarships to the 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end. The only problem, all of those schools are at least 400 miles away from home.
by Trent Shadid Published: July 6, 2013

— Owasso's Cameron Oliver has no shortage of Division I offers.

Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, New Mexico, Ohio, and Rutgers have all offered scholarships to the 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end.

The only problem, all of those schools are at least 400 miles away from home for the No. 22 player on The Oklahoman's class of 2014 Super 30 list.

“I'm waiting for more opportunities because I want to stay closer to home,” Oliver said. “I would say Rutgers is my No. 1 right now, but I don't really want to go 21 hours away. I'm keeping my options open as of now.”

Another important part of the equation for Oliver is the possibility of playing with Owasso teammate, and fellow Super 30 member, John Cole Neph (No. 27).

“We're best friends and we've talked about how we want to go to school together,” Oliver said. “I've had some contact with K-State coaches, and he's got an offer from them, so that's one of those places that if they do offer me it would make things pretty easy for us.”

Other options closer to home include Oklahoma State and Arkansas. But a couple of unlucky breaks for Oliver reduced the chances of those schools extending an offer.

“They (OSU) talked to me right after my junior season,” Oliver said. “But they don't use a tight end anymore. They're looking for smaller and quicker guys, which I can't compete with.

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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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No. 22: Cameron Oliver

School: Owasso

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 235

Position: Tight end

Recruited by: Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, New Mexico, Ohio, Rutgers

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