Oglesby Visits UNC After Invite

After his performance at Scout.com's All-American Combine, Josh Oglesby has seen a rise in college interest, including a special invitation to unofficially visit North Carolina last week.

"I took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill this past Wednesday to see the facilities," said Oglesby. "[It was] a special invite. I went up there; they showed me around the facilities and I sat in on a few meetings. Then I went out and watched spring practice."

Oglesby, a 6-foot 210-pound athlete, is being recruited for tailback by the Tar Heels and therefore spent most of his Chapel Hill stay in running back meetings observing North Carolina's new offense.

"Sitting in on the meetings, I got to sit in with Coach [Andre] Powell, the running backs coach," said Oglesby. "I saw what kind of offense they ran – I liked it, it looked good."

Oglesby, who is still awaiting his scholarship offer, did not talk about a possible UNC offer during his visit. Wake Forest, East Carolina, and LSU are also recruiting Oglesby, heavily.

With track season monopolizing much of his time, East Carolina is the only other school Oglesby has unofficially visited, thus far. If he can work things out with his schedule, he will revisit Chapel Hill this weekend for the Tar Heels' spring game.

Over the summer Oglesby plans to camp at North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, and Clemson.

Personal connections to UNC has the Tar Heels in the early lead for Oglesby's services.

"Chapel Hill, that's the favorite," said Oglesby. "It's a tight second with Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Clemson.

"For one thing, my father played [at UNC]. I have two schoolmates going there academically. I'm good friends with Shaun Draughn, he's a recruit there. I keep in touch with [Draughn], and he gives me good information on what combines I need to attend and how I need to train for them."

At the All-American Combine, Oglesby clocked a 4.53-second 40-yard dash, 4.25-second 20-yard shuttle, and 7.03-second L-cone drill. He also vertically jumped 31 inches and broad jumped 8'7".

Oglesby bettered those numbers when he stole the show at the Shrine Bowl Combine held in Snow Hill (N.C.) this past weekend. He recorded the combine's best times in both the 40-yard dash and 20-yard shuttle – 4.45 seconds and 4.05 seconds, respectively. Oglesby topped off the day by benching 185 pounds 25 times.

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