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Rising 2023 OL Nick Oliveira takes up Pitt’s offer and plans official visit

By on May 20, 2022 0

Pitt’s football and scouting staff have been extremely active over the past month, expanding their offering to high school players across the country.

The majority of offers have gone to sophomores, freshmen, and in rare cases 8th graders, but not all of them go to undergrads. On Friday morning, Tiquan Underwood was in New Jersey and personally made an offer to a rising junior offensive lineman.

2023 offensive tackle Nick Oliveria of Mullica Hill, New Jersey has added Pitt to his growing list of offers which now includes Boston College, Vanderbilt, Duke, UConn, Oregon, Syracuse, Temple and a number of Ivy schools. League. Following this news, Oliveria spoke with Pittsburgh Sports Now of his conversation with Underwood and his interest in Pitt.

“Coach Underwood walked into my school and I was walking to class, and I passed him,” Oliveria said. “He looked at me and said, ‘Wow, you’re a big boy’ and I said, ‘Yes, sir’. I went to class, and I was in class, and I got a text saying I got the offer from Pitt, and I just thought that was crazy. I talked to him for a bit and I’ll talk to him later tonight. Getting that offer from Pitt was awesome. Pitt is a great college school and also a great football program, they are the ACC champions I really think this will be one of my official tours that I will set up soon.

“I visited Pitt before with my friend Kahlil Ali who also has a Pitt offer. It was the first time I had real contact with Pitt coaches. After that I didn’t hear much about Pitt. them, but as my recruiting started to explode, I started hearing more and today they pulled the trigger with the offer.

Oliveira (6-foot-5, 285 pounds) is trying to digest all the recent attention he’s been getting from the Power Five program and realizes more deals might be on the way as he’s stood out at recent national camps hopes.

“Before my junior season I had an offer and I went out there and played my heart out and now I see the hard work I put in is paying off. My high school coaches have always said one day I’ll be a Power Five offensive tackle and now it’s coming true which is so awesome I love all the attention I get and all the coaches make me feel special It’s really becoming a cool experience,” Oliveria said.

Speaking of those programs, Oliveria tells me coaches love his height and how lean he always is as a lineman. He believes the strengths of his game are the aggressiveness in which he plays as well as the speed of his feet.

“I am now starting to look at the recruitment process. My mom looks at every school that offers me. She wants me to look at chemical engineering so we look for majors for all these schools and I look at the football aspect and how good they are, the treatment of the coaching staff and who speaks to me the most.

As for his five official visits, Oliveria says every Power Five school he’s offered has a chance, but he’s already scheduled one at Vanderbilt and will likely take one to Boston College.

“I’m going to speak to Coach (Underwood) later tonight and talk more about the offer and what it brings,” Oliveria said. “We will also talk about an official visit and the days when I could possibly go out. I will also talk to more members of the football staff.