State Still Leads for Oglesby

Josh Oglesby continues to tear-up the college camping circuit by impressing at each stop and leaving with a scholarship offer. Saturday, Virginia Tech was the latest school to extend an offer shortly after his participation in camp.

"I just got a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech," said Josh Oglesby. "I was at their one day prospect camp [Saturday]." Although Oglesby was joined by hundreds of fellow recruits in Blacksburg, he appeared to be singled out as one of the major targets.

"Once I got there, I talked to running back coach, Billy Hite, and my recruiting [coordinator], Coach Mike O'Cain," said Oglesby. "Coach Hite and Coach O'Cain, both of them were happy to have me down there, because they have seen my film."

After measuring in at 5-foot-11 and 207 pounds, Oglesby showed his speed and agility with a 4.3-second 20-yard shuttle run and a 4.4-second 40-yard dash time.

After a break, Oglesby joined the running back group for position specific drills with Hite.

"He had me do numerous drills, and I did pretty good," said Oglesby. "Most of the drills, they come pretty easy now, because I've down just about all of them [during other camps]. I went through the drills real easy and effortless."

Oglesby then joined the defensive back group working out as a safety.

"They weren't putting too much emphasis on me playing safety, but I worked out a little bit with those guys," said Oglesby.

During one-on-one passing drills, Oglesby rejoined the running back group to go head-to-head against the linebackers.

"[Linebackers] are easy, those are always easy," said Oglesby. "I did what I was supposed to do during the one-on-ones with the linebackers."

Before exiting the campus, Oglesby received his third scholarship offer.

"Once the camp concluded, I talked to Coach O'Cain and he told me that they were ready to offer me," said Oglesby. "I went around and talked to Coach [Frank] Beamer myself and he gave me the offer himself."

Prior to the weekend, Oglesby, who also holds offers from N.C. State and East Carolina, claimed NCSU as a slight leader. Although the Virginia Tech offer hasn't changed that, it definitely makes the Hokies a player.

"It would be State with a slight lead because I like the coaching staff, but Virginia Tech wouldn't be too far behind," said Oglesby. "My dad and my uncle came along with me and both of them were very impressed with the program. Both of them are big [North] Carolina fans – both of them played at Carolina – so for them to say that, it says a lot for Virginia Tech's program.

"Looking at the numbers Virginia Tech has put up, like in terms of wins and bowl wins and graduation rates, that's one of the best programs in the nation right now," said Oglesby. "I'm looking forward to getting to know their coaches a little bit better, but so far everything looks good."

With three solid options on the table, Oglesby has designated September 23rd, his birthday, as his decision day.

Monday, Oglesby will camp at Wake Forest and had plans to camp at North Carolina again Friday, but has since decided he may not do so.

"After I got [the Virginia Tech] offer, I got to thinking," said Oglesby. "I went and worked out for Carolina three days last month. They had me for three sessions each day and they still want me to come back up and workout. I don't even know if it would be worth it. I want to spend time with my teammates and with my family – it's the summer."

As a junior at Garner (N.C.) High School, Oglesby rushed for 1,032 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding 231 yards and one touchdown in receptions. In limited time on defense, he recorded 45 tackles and three interceptions at the strong safety position.


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