Oglesby Listening to Carolina

ROEBUCK, S.C. --- The coaching staff change at North Carolina has apparently caught the attention of UNC legacy Josh Oglesby.

"There's always going to be interest in Carolina for me, because of my previous ties," said Oglesby, whose father Ike played for UNC. "With them having a new coach and all, I would like to hear what they have to say. I talked to Coach [Kenny] Browning, but I haven't heard from Coach [Butch] Davis."

Regardless, Oglesby, a 5-foot-11 200-pound athlete from Garner (N.C.), maintains his commitment to Virginia Tech is solid.

"Sounds kind of weird, [but my commitment] still is 100-percent, but I'd like to hear what Carolina has to say because that's my heart," said Oglesby.

When Oglesby spoke to Browning, his primary recruiter, he extended a campus invitation to meet Davis.

"He was just saying how Coach Davis wants to get a lot of in-state players," said Oglesby. "He told me that he'd like for me to make a trip down any time I have a chance. I was thinking about going to the Kentucky [basketball] game, but we had a game that Saturday. I really haven't had a chance to make a trip down there."

Oglesby doesn't envision taking official visits to any school – even Virginia Tech – given his hectic schedule.

It's unclear what position Oglesby is being recruited for by UNC, but he would like to play tailback in college.

For the Shrine Bowl, Oglesby's versatility will allow him to see significant time on both sides of the ball.

"Morning time I go in as running back, afternoon time I go in as defensive back," said Oglesby. "We'll see what happens Saturday. I'll probably play both.

"Everybody's going to get playing time; we'll just have to see who has the hot hand come game time."

For Garner, Oglesby starred at tailback where he rushed for 1,154 yards and 21 touchdowns on 184 carries. He also caught six passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

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