Georgia Tech nickle back Kaleb Oliver put together a quality 2019 season and could be in for a big 2020.
Tennessee native Kaleb Oliver took on a starting role in the 2019 season after being a reserve in 2018. Oliver took the opportunity by the horns and found himself have quite the success.
This past season, Oliver appeared in 11 games for the Yellow Jackets only missing the Jackets game against Virginia in the middle of November. When he was on the field in 2019, Oliver was pretty productive. In each of his 11 games played, Oliver recorded at least one tackle and recorded multiple tackles in nine of those 11 games.
His best game of the season came against FCS opponent, The Citadel. Against the Bulldogs, Oliver recorded a career high seven tackles. He also had quality performances against Clemson where he had six tackles. For the full season, he had 38 total tackles including 24 solo tackles. He also had two interceptions, four pass deflections, and one forced fumble over the course of the season.
Oliver is set to return in 2020 as one of the Jackets primary players in the secondary and will most likely be their starter at the nickle back position. If he can stay healthy throughout the season, he could be in for a huge redshirt junior season. He put together a quality redshirt sophomore season by all accounts but it wouldn’t be surprising to see a big jump in his development this offseason. If he does see that jump in development, he’s in a position to be a big impact player for the Jackets in 2020.