Oglesby Ready for Camps

In an attempt to land his first Division I-A scholarship offer – and many more – Josh Oglesby will spend most of the next few weeks hitting the college camping scene hard, as he plans to prove his worth at seven college camps.

"This coming week I have [camps at] ECU and Wake Forest on Saturday and Sunday, and I have a camp at Chapel Hill on Monday through Wednesday, and then Friday I'll be at Clemson," said Oglesby. "I'm also going to go to N.C. State, Virginia Tech, and UVa. [for camp]."

Oglesby, a 5-foot-11 200-pound athlete with 4.4-forty speed, will camp at North Carolina as both a tailback and safety.

"My dad talks to Coach [John] Bunting and I talk to Coach [Kenny] Browning," said Oglesby. "They want me to just come up during the three-day camp [June 12th-14th]. That way I can work with Coach Andre Powell for a day and a half and then Coach [Marvin] Sanders for a day and a half."

Despite being offer-less, North Carolina isn't the only coaching staff in constant contact with Oglesby.

"I talked to Coach [Chris] Rumph at Clemson today, I also talked to Coach [Mike] O'Cain the other day, and ECU they stay in regular contact – they text me about every day," said Oglesby. "I stay in good contact with the [N.C.] State coaching staff. I talk to coach Chuck Amato a lot; I talk to Coach [Todd] Stroud a lot. To tell you the truth, N.C. State is probably recruiting me the hardest right now."

Although North Carolina is still his leader, Oglesby admits that the strong recruiting efforts of the aforementioned schools are closing the gap.

"Carolina is still number one, but before Carolina wouldn't have to put up a battle," said Oglesby. "But it's going to be a battle between the schools when I choose, because I'm getting introduced to all these other schools with nice coaches and good facilities and excellent programs. So I'm really going to have to evaluate my decision. Right now, Carolina is still sitting number one, but we got a close number two with N.C. State and Virginia Tech."

Growing up a Tar Heel fan, as well as his family's legacy, keeps North Carolina atop the mountain for now.

"Of course my family ties with Carolina [is a big reason why they are my leader]," said Oglesby. "And the players they got coming in like Shaun Draughn – I'm real cool with him; I know a lot of students that are going there; and just growing up being a Carolina fan."

Despite his strong feelings towards North Carolina, Oglesby says he will not verbally commit to the Tar Heels upon receiving a UNC offer.

"I'm pretty sure if I leave Chapel Hill with a scholarship offer, more offers will follow," said Oglesby. "I plan on setting a date and just try to make my decision by that date, because I don't want to go through the season wondering about what school I'm going to go to."

Playing a major role in Oglesby's recruitment will be teammate Chris Culliver, who is now an apparent package deal with Oglesby.

"Me and Chris have been talking, we want to try to go to the same school," said Oglesby. "At some point we are going to get all of our offers we got together and evaluate each school and see which fits both of us."

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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