West Virginia took a step in trying to continuously build the offensive line, something head coach Neal Brown has made a point to say is a major priority for the program.
WVU extended an offer to 4-star offensive tackle Nick Oliveira. The New Jersey product committed to Cincinnati in June, but he made that commitment with Luke Fickell still in place as the Bearcats’ head coach. Fickell recently decided to leave Cincinnati to take over at Wisconsin.
Oliveira announced the offer from the Mountaineers on Tuesday afternoon. He mentioned the offer came following a call with WVU defensive line coach Andrew Jackson and he also tagged WVU offensive line coach Matt Moore in the tweet. It is common for both line coaches to be involve in recruitment of lineman, regardless of offensive or defensive focused.
— Nick Oliveira (@nickoliveira101) November 29, 2022
Oliveira is listed at 6’5 and 280 pounds by most national publications, but does list himself as 285 pounds in his Twitter bio. He also lists himself as the seventh best player in New Jersey, but 247 Sports has him ranked as the 18th best overall in the state and the 89th offensive lineman in the country.
No matter how he’s ranked, Oliveira has garnered attention from several major programs throughout his recruitment, including also announcing an offer from Rutgers this week. Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse and Oregon are among the programs who have made offers to Oliveira. WVU has two offensive line commits out of their 19 overall commitments to date.