MURFREESBORO — Kaleb Oliver became the latest football player Wednesday from Rutherford County to commit to an SEC program.
Oliver, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound Oakland High safety, committed to Mississippi State.
“It’s huge for somebody from this area to sign with an SEC school, particularly one that has been to bowl games and had winning records and coached by one of the top-notch coaches around,” Oakland coach Kevin Creasy said. “And their (defensive) coordinator (Peter Sirmon) played with the Titans.
“He’s going to a school with good coaches and able to compete at the highest level. I think that tells what kind of player that everybody has projected Kaleb to be in college.”
Oliver had 99 tackles with five interceptions and three sacks in 2015.
Oliver is the third Rutherford County football player to commit for the Class of 2016. La Vergne’s Maleik Gray and Princeton Fant have both committed to Tennessee.
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