The 2014 recruiting class here in South Carolina continues to grow and take shape. One prospect we've tracked since the start of this past season is Daniel running back Jae'lon Oglesby. We finally caught up with the sophomore sensation to get a quick update with him as he's "UP NEXT" with SCPrepNation.com!
According to Oglesby he was a substitute to start the season. A senior prospect was ahead of him but things changed quickly and he explained it to us.
"My best and most memorable game was the first game of the season when our senior running back went down on the second play of the game and coach put me in. I was a scared 10th grader (laughs). I finished the game with 227 yards on 28 carries and 2 touchdowns."
Oglesby would go on to be amongst the state's leading rushers this season despite his youth.
"This year during my sophomore year I had 197 carries for 1,746 yards and scored 29 touchdowns."
Not too shabby for a backup and a great surprise for the Daniel Lions coaching staff. Oglesby created a buzz for himself as the season went on and high school football fans and college coaches were all starting to take notice of his talents.
Right now Oglesby says he stands 5'11 and weighs 176 pounds. One aspect of his game right now really stands out when watching his highlights...speed.
"I've run a 4.41 second 40 yard dash on a laser," Oglesby told us.
For his efforts Oglesby landed All-Region, All-State, and was named his team's Most Outstanding Offensive Player.
The sophomore is waiting to hear more from schools but he made it clear that he'll have interest for any school that starts recruiting him.
"I've heard from North Carolina, Clemson, and South Carolina so far. All of them hand written letters. I'm definitely interested in anybody who's willing to give me a scholarship to pay for school."
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Jae'lon Oglesby moving forward as he's projecting as one of the state's top 2014 prospects should be continue to have the same success or better during the next two seasons.