Oglesby, a product of Garner (N.C.) High School, figures the position switch will increase his chances of landing a UNC scholarship offer.
"Last time I went to the camp, I worked exclusively as a running back, but they also want to see me at defensive back" said Oglesby. "They told me it's hard to evaluate during camp at tailback in terms of seeing stuff on the field. So, I'm probably going to have to wait until after a couple games during the season to get offered as a running back. I'm just working out at defensive back to try to get offers."
What position he plays in college is the last thing on Oglesby's mind.
"I just want to be on the football field and to have my team be competitive," said Oglesby.
Following camps at East Carolina and N.C. State, Oglesby earned scholarship offers from both schools. The Wolfpack offered as an athlete with an emphasis on safety, while the Pirates are looking to keep Oglesby in the offensive backfield.
Before heading to the Tar Heels camp, Oglesby will camp at Virginia Tech on July 8th and then Wake Forest.
Once considered a huge UNC lean, North Carolina's lack of a scholarship offer has caused the Heels to lose some ground.
"Everybody is the same, with [N.C.] State just a little bit ahead because that's the only ACC school to offer," said Oglesby. "If I had to make a decision right now, that would be N.C. State."
As a junior, 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.