Preparing for a new position?

DUNCAN - Jae'lon Oglesby committed to Clemson as a running back, but that hasn't stopped him from refining his wide receiver skills.

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About this time a year ago, the Daniel High School rising senior began to take those steps.

Oglesby would make the short trip over to the Clemson so he could watch Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins work during summer 7-on-7 drills.

"That's where I got all of my route running from," Oglesby told CUTigers during the Palmetto State Showdown passing tournament.

The three-star running back put those receiving skills on display during the 7-on-7 tournament and the day before during the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

"I feel like I'm pretty good at [wide receiver]. It spreads our offense more, because we've got other running backs that can do the same thing," Oglesby said. "We can just spread out the ball more."

Running backs coach Tony Elliott ribbed Oglesby about his decision to work with the wide receivers during camp.

"[Elliott] was like, ‘You committed as a running back and you're going with the receivers,'" Oglesby said.

He added, "It was all right. I did some receiver, more than running back. It's better competition there."

As a junior, Oglesby rushed for 2,400 yards and 28 touchdowns.

As a sophomore, Oglesby rushed 221 times for 1,731 yards and 25 touchdowns. He caught nine passes for 97 yards and a score and returned three kickoffs for 105 yards Top Stories