Rocky Mountain High DB commits to Boise State football team

Rocky Mountain's Khalil Oliver committed to Boise State on Tuesday.

Rocky Mountain’s Khalil Oliver committed to Boise State on Tuesday.

Khalil Oliver, a junior at Rocky Mountain High in Meridian, gave a verbal commitment to the Boise State football program Monday night.

Oliver is the first known commitment for Boise State’s class of 2014.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback/safety was a second-team selection on the 5A All-Idaho football team this past fall, helping the Grizzlies advance to the state playoffs.

“Boise State picked up an outstanding young man who is a very, very good football player,” Rocky Mountain coach Scott Criner said.

Oliver also had interest from Arizona State, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Missouri, Washington State and Oregon State.

Last season, the Rocky Mountain defense ranked first in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference, limiting opponents to 19 points and 292 yards per game. During the regular season, Oliver had 43 tackles, 32 assisted tackles, five tackles for loss, seven pass breakups and two interceptions.

Oliver also is a standout in track. He currently ranks first in the state according to athletic.net in the long jump (21 feet, 2 inches) and triple jump (44 feet, 11 inches) and second in the 110 hurdles (15.14 seconds).

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