Oglesby Enjoys Official Visit to VT

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This past weekend, Josh Oglesby experienced a brief preview of what life will be like at Virginia Tech (at least as much as you can on an official visit). The 5-11, 205-pound running back recruit plans to enroll at Virginia Tech in January, so it won’t be long before he will officially be a Hokie.

“The official visit was real good,” Oglesby said. “The game, and I guess it was because it was against Virginia, had a different atmosphere than before (Josh came for the Clemson game). It was louder. Lane Stadium was definitely rocking.

“Overall, I felt real comfortable. I had two other recruits with me – Odom and Tucker. I hung out with those two and we had Dorian Porch and Jahre Cheeseman showing us around. Those guys were pretty cool. We hung out at Ed Wang’s crib. We hung out at Justin Harper’s. I met Vince Hall and a whole bunch of players. They seemed like pretty good guys.”

Oglesby not only spent a lot of time with the players, but he spent some time with the coaches as well. More importantly, though, his parents had a chance to get to know the coaches better.

“I’ve talked to the coaches a lot before, so I already feel pretty comfortable with them,” Oglesby said. “My parents talked to the coaches more. My mom feels comfortable that I’ll be in their hands. It was a good comfort level with my parents and the coaches.”

Oglesby gave his thoughts on enrolling at Virginia Tech in January.

“It’s amazing just thinking about it,” Oglesby said. “I remember when I was just a freshman in high school. I’ve had a lot of good times in high school and I’ve heard college is better. I’m excited and can’t wait. The players were pretty excited, too. They were giving me a heads up on how much work I’ll have to do. I think this will help me in the long run.”

There are other important matters for Oglesby besides enrolling early in college. One big one is playing for a state championship. Garner, the number one seed in the 4-AA Eastern Region, will face Riverside this Friday in the Eastern Regional final. The winner advances to the state final.

“We keep getting better and better each week. We haven’t peaked yet,” said Oglesby, who rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in last week’s win over Seventy-First. He has rushed for 1,136 yards and 21 touchdowns on 173 carries so far this season.

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