FACE to FACE: Mat Smith goes 1-on-1 with CB Isaiah Oliver

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Introducing a new series on 5280 Sports Network, Face to Face, where Mat Smith goes 1 on 1 with different CU Student Athletes to get their perspectives and get to know the people behind the uniform.

In the inaugural edition, Mat Smith goes 1 on 1 with JR CB Isaiah Oliver. He is the #1 Cornerback for the 2017 Buffs in addition to being a two-time All-Pac-12 performer in the decathlon as a member of the CU’s outdoor track team.

Isaiah Oliver enters 2017 Season as the #1 CB and #1 PR on the Buffaloes team, as well as a 2x All-Pac-12 Decathlete. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

In fact, as a sophomore in the California Invitational, he had posted the highest score by a CU decathlete in 43 years in rolling up 7,331 points in finishing third until topping it at the Pac-12 multis.

Heading into his Junior year, Isaiah is poised to break out for the Buffaloes. Pro Football Focus ranked Oliver eighth on its list of top 10 players in the Pac-12 returning in 2017 and Athlon Sports selected him as a preseason second-team All-Pac-12 performer as a cornerback and to its fourth-team as a punt returner.

Follow Isaiah Oliver on Twitter.