National Signing Day may have passed, but Missouri is still finding ways to improve its team for next season.
Khalil Oliver, a former safety at Oregon, announced on Twitter on Thursday that he is joining the Tigers as a graduate transfer.
Oliver tweeted on Monday that he was visiting Missouri. The visit must have gone well, considering that he is announcing his transfer decision just three days later.
Excited to finally announce I’ll be continuing my playing career and furthering my education at the University of Missouri 🐯🐯 pic.twitter.com/re5FruL6E8
— Khalil Oliver (@Deramus26) February 8, 2018
Oliver totaled 73 tackles in 23 career games during his career at Oregon. He started the Ducks’ 2017 season opener, but suffered an injury. He decided to transfer during the season, with his expected graduation date in December, so he’ll be allowed to play immediately at Missouri as a graduate transfer.
In 2016, Oliver started seven games and had 46 tackles for Oregon.
Missouri lost starting free safety Anthony Sherrils to graduation and starting strong safety Kaleb Prewett is suspended indefinitely for violating undisclosed team rules. Oliver could be a nice boost to a position that could be a weak spot for the Tigers in 2018.