Notre Dame will be hosting their first junior day for the 2007 recruiting class this weekend. The Irish have invited some of their top junior prospects from around the country and Joshua Oglesby is one of them.
"I'm not going to be able to make it," Oglesby said of his plans to attend the junior day. "I'm really disappointed because I wanted to make the trip. I hope I'll have another opportunity to make it over to there."
Although Josh won't be able to attend, he has been to Notre Dame for their football camp, the USC game and the Tennessee game. And he certainly holds an open invitation to come to campus.
"I've been to the campus three times," Oglesby said. "It was one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, campuses that I've ever seen. There's just so much history and tradition. When I got to tour the dome and see Touchdown Jesus, they're things you see on TV or you read about but you never think you'll actually have the opportunity to see them. When you finally do it's better than being star-struck."
Star-struck is what Irish fans will be if Oglesby decides that Notre Dame is the place he wants to play football. Although Notre Dame is in good position with Josh there is a long way to go before he decides on his college destination.
"Right now, I am taking in all the possibilities," Oglesby said of his recruitment. "I have not eliminated a school. I haven't eliminated a certain region or anything like that. I'm looking at all the offers and then will make the decision that's best for me. I talked to my head coach a little while ago and decided that we're going to narrow it down toward the end of summer.
"They're (Notre Dame) among the top of my considerations right now. Although I have not publicly narrowed it down, you do start to formulate a list in your mind.
"I talk to coach Weis on a regular basis," he said of his calls to the Notre Dame head coach. "He is probably the most straight-to-the-point guy I've ever met. That's one of the greatest qualities in a person. When they don't sugarcoat things and come out and say what they have to say. You know they're a real person. You know they're not blowing smoke. It lets you know where you stand as a player and a person as well. It doesn't give you a false feeling about yourself."