Mel Tucker has moved very quickly to re-work the defense. Most of his efforts have focused on the front 7, but he is starting to remake the secondary in his image. This has led to a slew of recent offers to defensive backs, or even wide receivers that might play defensive back, that fit what he likes to do on the back end. Trustin Oliver is one of those playmakers, and he joined the Buffaloes commit list before his upcoming visit.
Oliver, originally from California, played at Legend High School the past two years. He lined up at defensive back and wide receiver for the Titans, and he will likely have that option in college. Oliver is a full 6’3 and is now up around 200 pounds, according to Adam Munsterteiger at 247 and Matt McChesney. Given the glaring hole in the depth chart and his naturally big frame and fluid athleticism, safety seems to be a good fit in college. Trustin received offers from CSU, Nebraska, and Utah earlier in the process.
His tape shows a smooth athlete that gains ground quickly. Even at his relatively slight playing weight (180 during the season), he shows a willingness to be physical and takes good angles to the ball. Oliver is a good match next to Mark Perry, who is a bit shorter than Oliver, but more explosive and quick rather than smooth and fast.