Pro Treatment: Former homeless Steele Canyon student earns football scholarship

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - When he was a freshman in high school, Mikel Oliver wasn't always sure where he'd be sleeping at night.

"I come from a rough past," Oliver says. "I was homeless multiple times."

Despite that uncertainty, Oliver has thrived at Steele Canyon High School, catching up on his schoolwork, and becoming a star defensive lineman for the football team on Friday nights.

Oliver is so talented, he's accepted an offer to play college football for Rocky Long at San Diego State. 

The senior says his tough upbringing actually has turned into a positive.

"It showed me what responsibilities you have to take care of and what priorities you have to take care of. And it pushed me harder as a football player."

Steele Canyon will host Mira Mesa on Friday night in the 10News Pro Treatment game of the week. 

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