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The last week has been a wild ride for Katy High School’s Joshua Oglesby. He received an offer from BYU.
Oglesby totes an offer from Montana State and has received a lot of interest from in-state programs SMU and Texas State, but something about the Cougars felt different. He said that he immediately felt at home with the coaching staff and loves the kind of offense that Ty Detmer is installing. He has the speed and the frame to be a special piece for the Cougars moving forward. He reported a 10.6 time in the 100M, and at the US Army All-American combined ran a blistering 40 just a shade under 4.5. Katy is a 6A school that is ranked in the top 20 in Texas - his competition has prepared him to make the jump to the next level.
He was humble when I asked him about his game, but made sure I knew that his speed was his biggest asset. He loves that people doubt him because of his size - they don’t expect him to run downhill with power. He is stocky and has the frame to add some more weight and says his strength is something he knows he need to continue to work on at the next level.
Joshua is a very respectful young man - you can tell he comes from a good family. My interaction with him was filled with “Yes sir” and “Thank you sir”. I spoke to his dad as well, and they are both excited about everything BYU has to offer. Joshua wants to study business and knows that the Marriott School is one of the best in the country.
The only question now for Joshua is how he will acclimate to the cold weather months, but he says spending time in Michigan has him ready for it. The Houston native is ready to get to Provo and put in the work necessary to break the two deep and fight for playing time. But for now, his focus is getting Katy High School back to the playoffs where they hope to shake the 3 point loss they suffered in the quarterfinals last season and make a run at a title.
He might be undersized to some, but his dreams and work ethic are more than big.
Garrett McClintock is a reporter for Cougar Nation. Follow him on Twitter: @GJMcClintock.