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JOSH OGLESBY

Height: 6-8
Weight: 312 lbs.
School: Francis
Hometown: St. Francis, WI
COMMITMENT: Wisconsin

PROFILE:

If there's anyone who can dominate a defensive front line, it's Josh Ogelsby.

The 6-8, 312-pound offensive linemen ranks as one of the nation's top tackle prospects and some would argue that he is the best around based on his athletic abilities.

Gifted with his long arms and wide base, Oglesby may look thin at over 300 pounds, but there's no question that he can move his feet quickly to square up with pass rushers and hold his ground against defensive ends coming off the edge.

CSTV recruiting analyst Tom Lemming believes that Oglesby has the potential that Jonathan Ogden had growing up to become a polished offensive tackle in the collegiate ranks.

A three-year starter at Francis, Oglesby earned all-league honors as just a sophomore before garnering All-State the following year.

Despite suffering an ACL tear in the seventh game of his senior season, the Wisconsin native will be staying close to home after committing to play for Coach Bret Bielema's Badgers and should be back to full strength by the time the 2007 season begins.

Ranked No. 10 in Lemming's Class of 2007, Oglesby could be the next best thing that's coming to Madison, Wis. since Ron Dayne.

TOM LEMMING'S TAKE:

I was impressed with his quick feet, agility, balance and aggressiveness. Much more aggressive this year than last, proving to be a natural knee bender and can slide and mirror with the best of them. He has also been blessed with exceptionally long arms and a wide base.