Despite what you may have heard from local media outlets, and one grumpy writer in particular, the Colorado Buffaloes have done a great job recruiting in state during this transition year. Mel Tucker came in late in the process and was lucky enough to sign a player as good as Trustin Oliver.
Here’s what we said about Trustin when he committed:
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.
I guess we didn’t link his HUDL earlier, so we’ll link it here. He really pops on screen against Colorado 5A competition. As a boundary receiver, he often looks like the most physical player on the field. Most of his highlights are on the offensive side of the ball, but he will factor in at safety for the Buffs.