Then There Were Three

Josh Oglesby is feeling the pressure of choosing a college. Choosing between Iowa, Minnesota and Arizona State is proving harder than he anticipated. The 2011 combo guard from Cedar Rapids talked about his time line and where the schools sit in his pecking order in this Hawkeye Insider update.

Decision time has arrived for Josh Oglesby.

The 2011 combo guard from Cedar Rapids finished up his official visits with a trip to Arizona State this weekend. He'd previously been to Iowa and Minnesota.

Those schools are even in the race for his services, Oglesby said.

"Everything was cruising along nicely," the 6-foot-5, 180-pounder said. "I had fun with AAU this summer. Then, the last three weeks have gotten real hard. This is going to be the toughest decision of my life.

"I've just got thoughts racing through my head all of the time. Should I do this? Should I do that? Do I want to be away from home. Things like that."

Oglesby had scheduled a visit to Illinois for next weekend, but it's been canceled. In a classy move, the Washington High guard set the record straight was to why that happened.

"They pulled the offer," he said. "I didn't think it was right for it to be out there that I backed out or canceled it. Their coach (Bruce Weber) said he wouldn't say anything about pulling it. He said the only way it would be out there is if I said something. I felt like I should."

Illinois decided it was going to recruit Oglesby to play point guard with a deep group of twos already in-house or committed. The Illini staff came to open gym and didn't view Oglesby as a quick enough player to run the show.

"I can respect that," Oglesby said. "They were up front and said I probably wouldn't play for a while there."

Oglesby said that he will make his decision within the next two weeks. He told me that he's declining interviews for the rest of the process so he can concentrate on the decision. He will announce his choice at Washington.

"My mind is pretty full right now," he said. "I have to concentrate on getting ready for the season, school, and thinking this over. I'm getting calls during the day in school (from the media). It's too crazy."


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