When the Clemson coaching staff identified 2014 Central (S.C.) D.W. Daniel running back Jae'lon Oglesby before most staffs in the Southeast, one could say they had a bit of an advantage. After all, Oglesby plays his high school football less than five miles away from Clemson campus.
But now, coaches around the region are starting to catch on to Oglesby and attention from other schools is picking up for the Clemson commit.
"I've been getting a bunch of letters lately," Oglesby said. "LSU, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Mississippi State have all been in contact."
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Oglesby committed to Clemson just two days after he picked up an offer from the Tigers back in June, and said despite increased interest, he plans to stay loyal to his commitment.
"I'm still solid," he said. "I'm just focused on working out and continuing to get better, not on other schools."
Oglesby has been instrumental in Daniel's 6-1 start to the year. He's already rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns, while also playing spot duty at defensive back when needed.
"When they need me on defense I can play there, too," he said. "I like challenges and I like I want to do whatever helps my team win."
Oglesby has yet to schedule any unofficial visits, but said his parents will make the ultimate decision.
"If my parents want to go out of town we will," he said. "It's just a matter of if they want to go."