Clemson HC Dabo Swinney: Myles Oliver ‘Exactly What We Needed’

Dabo Swinney thinks the Tigers found a hidden gem in Myles Oliver.

The cornerback out of Georgia was a late addition to Clemson’s 2022 recruiting class and on signing day Swinney compared Oliver to a former Clemson standout that went on to have a successful NFL career.

“He can fly,” Swinney said. “This morning I was kind of comparing him to Coty Sensabaugh. I mean, just he’s a little thicker. Coty was very frail when he got here. This kids put together more than Coty, but he’s got a similar body. I think he’s got similar upside and he is fast. And an awesome, awesome kid.”

Swinney isn’t one who likes to make those kind of comparisons very often.

“Just hate to compare but you kind of get into that as a coach, we’ve done it for so long,” Swinney said. “And that’s kind of how I evaluated him.”

Oliver began his high school career playing quarterback, then ended it as an all-state cornerback for Douglas County High. He posted 75 tackles with five interceptions during his senior year and finished the season with 552 all-purpose yards (including 101 via interception returns) and four total touchdowns.

Oliver also won the Howard Thompson Trophy, which goes to the top senior in Georgia’s Douglas County, and Swinney said he gives the Tigers everything the program needs in a corner.

“I mean he’s exactly what we needed,” Swinney said. “We needed another guy at corner. And I think Mike did an awesome job. You know, just identifying, evaluating and and then you know, sure enough, you know, he everybody kind of came in there but he’s, he’s gonna be a good one for us.”

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