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Oliver enjoys official visit

Daniel High School standout and Clemson basketball commitment A.J. Oliver took his official visit to Clemson on Saturday for the football team’s home opener against Troy.

The Clemson Insider caught up with Oliver, who said he enjoyed his experience on the visit.

“It was good seeing all the things that I wanted to see,” Oliver said. “I met with some professors that I’m going to be with when I get into my major and minor at Clemson. The facilities were great, and the football game was good as usual. All in all, it was a really good experience.”

What was the highlight of the visit for Oliver?

“Meeting with the professors,” Oliver said. “Being able to clarify my schedule with them when I come in January was really helpful.”

Oliver, a top-150 prospect, committed to Clemson in December. In July, the shooting guard announced he will enroll early for the spring semester and redshirt the upcoming season.

Oliver said everything is going well at Daniel this semester as he prepares for the early enrollment. He plans to major in education and minor in academic leadership at Clemson.

“Everything’s good. No slips-ups,” Oliver said. “I’m trying to work hard in the classroom so I can get ready for the spring.”

Along with Oliver, Clemson also hosted Dyke (Va.) Blue Ridge small forward Aamir Simms for an official visit.

Spartanburg (S.C.) Spartanburg Day small forward Zion Williamson, Columbia (S.C.) A.C. Flora small forward Christian Brown and Charleston (S.C.) Porter-Gaud small forward Josiah James attended the game as unofficial visitors.

Oliver feels good about Clemson’s chances with those prospects.

“Oh yeah,” Oliver said. “Aamir, especially. I ended up getting to see Christian Brown. That kid can play. He’s good. I haven’t gotten to see the others play yet, but if they’re coming to Clemson, they can ball.”

Whether Clemson lands them is to be determined, but one thing is for sure — Oliver is excited to get to Clemson full-time in the near future.

“I really can’t wait to step foot on campus and be in the classroom and be able to practice,” Oliver said. “I can’t express how excited I am.”

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