West Catholic’s three-star defensive lineman Tymir Oliver has committed to Rutgers, his mother Nikeaua Dickens confirmed to NJ.com.
The 6-3, 265-pounder chose Rutgers over offers from Boston College, Illinois, Pitt, Purdue, Virginia, UConn, UMass, Northwestern, Army, Temple, Villanova and others.
“Number one, he’s very serious with his school work as well as his work ethic on and off the field, in the wieght room, everything like that,” said his high school head coach Brian Fluck. “So you’re getting, really, a very good kid that way. On the football field, you are getting an athlete that’s very athletic and can move. He can play many positions. He plays offensive tackle for us. He can also play guard.
“But on the defensive side of the ball, which is where they are looking at him at, he can play either three-technique or a defensive end type player. It all depends on how much you want him to put the weight on and exactly where you want him to play and what you want him to do. He has a very good first step. He gets off the ball real quick. He’s a run stopper as well as a pass rusher for us. He’s usually playing against probably the best player on the offensive side of the ball to neutralize them. He’s a kid that has a tremendous amount of potential. He’s about six-foot-four, 265 and I think he’s gonna be a tremendous player for Rutgers.”