Originally Posted by CATCH17
Excellent interview guys.
He talks about being at Virginia. Why he left early.
He also admits he wasn't the best practice player and that he had to turn it up at this level.
You really get a lot of info about the guy from this interview.
It is the 2nd podcast under the "Archived Podcasts"
great post catch, thanks for the interview heads up;
i think ogletree is a real catch, could be a steal like scandrick was last yr.
you did see my article on who is ogletree didnt you?
here is a short summary and yes thats right he was one TD away from breaking the high school record in his state;
High School and Personal
Kevin Ogletree was born August 5th, 1987 in Queens, N.Y., raised by his late grandmother, Patricia Rossianno. Now living with his uncle, Mark Rossianno, son of Leslie Ogletree, has an older brother, Calvin. Kevin’s great uncle played football at Fayetteville State and is in the school’s athletic Hall of Fame.
Electrifying wide receiver for coach Tom Pugh at Holy Cross High School, was the Daily News and Newsday Player of the Year as a senior after catching 61 passes for 1170 yards and 19 touchdowns, all figures that are league records, while being Newsday and Daily News All-City and All-Queens record stats. Kevin Ogletree had 19 touchdown catches one shy of the state record, that’s right one catch shy of the state record. Ogletree led his team to a conference championship while scoring three touchdowns in the title game, including one on a 64-yard interception, despite playing with a fractured wrist, and intercepted five passes. Yes, that’s right, Kevin played defensive back while at high school too and excelled there too. All conference performer as a junior when he caught 40 passes for 1027 yards and 10 touchdowns and also a standout in basketball and baseball, honor student.
One of only 26 players in ACC history with two-50 catch seasons in a career, Ogletree is ranked seventh in school history with 117 career receptions and 13th with 1332 receiving yards. “Kevin has been a significant part of our team,” said head coach Al Groh. “He was a strong performer and an excellent teammate. Kevin received his degree in December and feels this is the appropriate time for him to move on; we agree and support him in his decision and wish him much success.” Ogletree received his degree in sociology last month, a semester early. Again, this is a mark in a very bright person that can learn pro style offense and excel as a pro football player. Kevin Ogletree’s best receiving yardage game was vs. Maryland when he totaled 133 yards on just three catches, including 38- and 44-yard scoring receptions and Kevin also caught UVa’s longest pass in that game. His first touchdown catch was game-winner in overtime vs. Wyoming Kevin was brought along slowly as a true freshman, made the travel squad but didn’t get into his first game until the sixth week against Florida State but appeared in every game thereafter, including a start against Temple. Ogletree’s first reception was a five-yard catch at North Carolina while catching a team-leading five passes for 20 yards against Temple.