Georgia Tech redshirt junior defensive back Kaleb Oliver will be finishing up his career elsewhere. On Thursday afternoon, Oliver announced via Twitter that he will be moving on from The Flats and will be entering the transfer portal.
Oliver originally came to Georgia Tech as part of the Jackets 2017 recruiting class. A three-star recruit out of Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Oliver committed to the Jackets over other programs such as Cincinnati, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and South Carolina.
Oliver over his three seasons on The Flats played in 33 games for the Jackets, racking up 92 total tackles (51 unassisted, 41 assisted). Out of those 92 tackles he had eight tackles for a loss including two sacks. He also picked up three interceptions and two forced fumbles in his career. Entering 2020, Oliver was expected to be a big part of the Jackets defensive success after a highly successful 2019 season that saw him record 39 total tackles and two interceptions.
This past season, Oliver played in nine games but did see his total amount of snaps take hit as he suffered some regression while other players in the secondary worked their way into more snaps. That all being said, Oliver still can offer quite a bit to his next program especially in a nickel back role, the same role where he saw most of his success at Georgia Tech. He should still be able to play at the Power Five level and could be a strong addition to any program.
Yellow Jacked Up wishes Kaleb all the best going forward!