Oglesby Awaiting Word

After spending three days in Chapel Hill for North Carolina's individual camp this week, Josh Oglesby still has to wait one more day to find out whether UNC is planning to put a scholarship offer on the table.

"They said they were going to have a meeting about it [Wednesday night] and let everybody know about offers tomorrow," said Oglesby. "Coach [John] Bunting said I preformed real well and Coach [Andre] Powell said he enjoyed working with me."

Oglesby, a 5-foot-11 205-pound tailback from Garner (N.C.), might actually have to wait for the chips to fall with other tailback prospects.

"They really didn't say anything new about the running back situation," said Oglesby. "Last thing I was told I was number three behind [Ryan] Houston and [Brian] Maddox, but Maddox is now going to South Carolina. Now they're also looking at [Daronte] McNeil."

Despite being slowed by a foot injury, Oglesby, who worked out exclusively with the running backs, preformed well at camp.

"I think I did good," said Oglesby. "Despite being slightly injured, I felt like I was one of the best running backs out there in terms of size and speed, but I feel that I had a good performance for Coach Powell. I was hoping that some of my competition would be out there so that you could see me and my competition out there head-to-head."

While his stay was monopolized by camping drills, it was highlighted by working with running back coach Powell.

"I enjoyed working with Coach Powell – he's real good," said Oglesby. "It was so different then all the combines, [Powell] really emphasized jukes and getting more yards after contact. I had fun with him; he taught me a lot of stuff."

Oglesby also spoke to North Carolina signee Aleric Mullins.

"I talked to Aleric Mullins for awhile," said Oglesby. "We talked about school, why he choose Chapel Hill, why I should choose Chapel Hill if I have the chance, and he was just telling me about the program."

With his family connection to the Tar Heels, Oglesby had been considered a strong UNC lean for a while now. However, things have changed lately with his first offer.

"Right now, after coming back from Chapel Hill and having reevaluated and everything, I think everybody is pretty even," said Oglesby. "There's really no leader. I got the offer from ECU, but I really want to play in the ACC. Everything is just even right now."

Oglesby hopes to make a verbal commitment before his senior season starts, but that hinges on his options.

In addition to North Carolina, Oglesby has already attended camps at East Carolina and Wake Forest. His upcoming camping schedule includes Clemson, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, and Virginia.

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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