RB Jae'lon Oglesby Profile
"They said I had a stress fracture on my tibia and they said not to play basketball or play in the Offense-Defense Bowl," Oglesby told CUTigers on Wednesday morning, after Shrine Bowl practice at Spartanburg High School.
The news came as a bit of a relief for Oglesby.
"I thought it was going to be worse, something with my meniscus," he said. "That's what they said when I had my [Shrine Bowl] physical. But I've been playing on it all year. Whatever news they were going to give me, it wasn't really going to affect me."
The injury, which Oglesby suffered in week four against West Oak, lingered throughout the season, though it didn't appear to slow him down. He finished with 2,174 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns.
"After games, it would swell up real bad and be tender the next day," Oglesby said.
Rest will be important.
"They just told me it's like a little a crack in my bone. They just told me it would heal on its own. That's why they told me not to do anything," Oglesby said.
With Signing Day less than two months away, Oglesby is ready to make his commitment to Clemson official.
"Just looking forward to it really, been looking forward to signing day since I was a little kid," he said.
Rated by Scout.com as a three-star prospect and the No. 82 running back in the class of 2014, Oglesby has one personal goal for next season.
"I want to score a touchdown," he said.
Getting qualified will help make that a possibility.
"Right now, coach [Randy Robinson] has been calling me and telling me I've been doing a great job on my books," Oglesby said. "He said most likely I'll qualify. I didn't get to take the SAT this coming Saturday and I didn't take the ACT last Saturday because of [Mr. Football]."
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