Competition at Positions Will Continue Throughout Spring Practice and on Into the Fall
Defense Starts Fast and Forces Three Turnovers, But Offense Wins the Day in First Major Spring Scrimmage
UW This Season: Size and strength are Olive's biggest assets, and he could see time in the defensive line rotation.
High School: Olive was named to the 2011 Associated Press Class 4A First Team All-State Team. Class 4A is the largest classification in the state of Washington. He was joined on that All-State team by his high school teammate, D.J. May, who currently is a running back for Wyoming. Olive was ranked as the No. 12 best recruit in the state of Washington by ESPN in 2011. Superprep Magazine ranked him as the No. 20 top recruit in the state of Washington. Olive also earned First Team All-State honors from the Tacoma News Tribune as a senior. He was named as the South Puget Sound League (SPSL) South Division Defensive Lineman of the Year. He was elected a team captain as a senior and helped lead Federal Way High to an 11-1 record in 2011 and the second round of the state playoffs. Olive made 79 tackles, nine sacks and 12 tackles for loss his senior season. His junior season, Olive was credited with 48 tackles, five sacks and eight tackles for loss. Olive recorded 59 tackles, 10 sacks and 10 tackles for loss as a sophomore. He played for head football coach John Meagher.
Personal: Born March 16, 1994, he is the son of AnnaMaria Olive. Olive was also recruited by Arizona State, Idaho and Washington State. He is pursuing a degree in economics at UW.