5-11, 205-pound running back/defensive back prospect Josh Oglesby has set a date for a decision. It will be this Saturday, when he announces a commitment to one of three schools – N.C. State, Virginia Tech or Wake Forest. The Garner (N.C.) standout is ready and anxious for the day to arrive.
“We went ahead and set up a press conference at my school on Saturday,” Oglesby said. “We’re not sure of the time yet, though. N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are the schools I’m deciding from.”
Each school has extended official scholarship offers to Oglesby. He commented on his three finalists.
“These three are ones I think would fit well no matter how many offers I had,” Oglesby said. “For N.C. State, I have a teammate – Chris Culliver – who is a soft commitment to them. I’m cool with Coach Stroud, Coach Portee and Coach Amato. They run a good program.
“This past weekend was my first time going to Virginia Tech. They came off really good. Coach O’Cain wanted me to come visit for a while and I was glad to go to the camp. It was beautiful.
“Wake Forest was the first school to really start recruiting me hard. I decided to keep with my commitment and go up to their camp today. They offered me after I left.”
Oglesby spoke highly of Virginia Tech primary recruiter, Coach Mike O’Cain, as well as Coach Billy Hite.
“Coach O’Cain has been great,” Oglesby said. “He was a good host for us. He has stayed close throughout with me. Coach Hite impressed me with the things he was emphasizing when he was coaching.”
As for the most important factors in his final decision, Oglesby says “I’m going to look at my position coach and at exactly what position they want me to play. N.C. State and Wake Forest said they like me for offense and defense at either running back or safety, whereas Virginia Tech likes me strictly as a running back.”
Oglesby landed an offer from the Hokies following this past Saturday’s senior camp. There, he ran in the 4.4s in the 40-yard dash. As a junior last season, the versatile back rushed for over 1,000 yards and had 230 yards receiving. He scored 13 touchdowns. Defensively, he had 45 tackles and made three interceptions.
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