Oglesby Working to Land Hawkeye Offer

Josh Oglesby, a 2011 guard from Cedar Rapids, holds scholarship offers from Arizona State, Minnesota and Boston College, to name a few. While Iowa hasn't extended an invitation yet, Oglesby spend a lot of time with Hawkeye Coach Fran McCaffery on a recent visit. Find out how it went, where Iowa stands with the local kid and more about his recruitment in this Hawkeye Insider update.

When Josh Oglesby sat down with Fran McCaughey a few weeks ago, the 2011 guard thought he might get a scholarship offer from the Iowa coach.

"We talked for a good hour, and he said some of the same things as the schools that have offered me," said Oglesby, who‘s still waiting for a Hawkeye ask him. "But it doesn't surprise me because some schools have longer evaluation processes than others. Some schools take their time and some just offer."

Arizona State, Minnesota, Boston College, Northern Iowa, Creighton and others have extended scholarship opportunities to the 6-foot-5, 180-pound guard from Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Washington High. Iowa is waiting.

"I'm not disappointed or surprised," he said. "Coach McCaffery said he was excited to see me play in July (the AAU evaluation period) and he's interested in recruiting me. I'll just have to play well in July and see what happens."

Oglesby's AAU teammate on the Iowa Barnstormers, Jarrod Uthoff, received a scholarship offer from Iowa over the weekend. The 2011 big man already had held offers from Iowa State, Indiana, Illinois, Arizona State and others before the Hawkeyes came forward with an opportunity.

"Coach McCaffery talked to me about how he sees me fitting into his program, so I know they're thinking about offering," Oglesby said.

Oglsby said he grew up rooting for the Hawkeyes and recalls pulling for the teams that featured Dean Oliver, Reggie Evans and Luke Recker back in the early 2000s.

"I'm going to play through July and see what happens," Oglesby said. "After that, I'll look at he schools that are showing the most interest in me and have offered. I'll probably narrow it down to five after that and hopefully make my decision before my (high school) basketball season."

Oglesby passed on naming the schools he likes the best to this point for fear of offending someone.

"I'm not going to mention anything on that," he said. "If I were to say Minnesota, for instance, first, then someone from Boston College could read that and change their opinion of me. All the schools are even right now."


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