The surprise story of Wesley Oglesby last month brought to your attention a
verifiable blue chip recruit, holding 11 offers from schools in the Big 12,
Pac-10, ACC and SEC. But there were other programs nibbling at the 6'6"
230-pound pass rusher, as well. It looks like one of the big fish may be
taking a bite out of the Grace Prep Academy athlete.
"I just got a letter from Florida. It was handwritten from Coach [Dan]
Mullen," Oglesby tells us. "It sounds like an offer. I have to call
them to be sure of that, but they have been talking to me a lot lately."
The Gators would join Arkansas as the second school from the SEC to tend a
scholarship offer to the Arlington athlete, though he says his favorites at this
time can be found elsewhere in the country.
"I would say my top five right now are Cal, Duke, Arizona, TCU and
Oklahoma State," Oglesby allows. "If Florida really has offered, they
would probably go onto that list."
When we last spoke with the Texas talent, he named Cal and Duke as his two
early favorites. They were, not coincidentally, the first two schools to
extend him scholarship offers during his junior season. TCU is a hometown
school and make obvious sense for his favorites list. Both his parents are
OSU alumni, so the Cowboys do not surprise us.
Urban Meyer may become the hottest thing on Oglesby's mind, but it is a
different warm-weather destination who has made the most progress in the last
month in recruiting the Grace Prep prize.
"I've been talking with Arizona a lot more," he shares. "They've
educated me on their program a lot more. I didn't know a lot about them
That makes two Pac-10 programs now in the front part of the pack in this
hotly contested recruitment. His third offer from the West Coast came not
long ago from Stanford, and that relationship is still germinating.
"I now know them a little better than before. I get a bunch of mail
from them and have talked to them once or twice," he comments on the Cardinal.
"I'd compare them real close to Duke the way they are set up, and how the
coaches are. They have to recruit players who are smart as well as
athletes. I've been interested in Duke for a long time because of their
early offer, so I'll be interested in Stanford, in time."
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