Gresham Talks Recruiting

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William Fleming (Roanoke, VA) linebacker Darryl Gresham visited UVa this past weekend for the Maryland game. It was Gresham’s second experience at a UVa game, as he attended one last year as a junior.

“It was a good game, an impressive game,” Gresham said. “I got to meet a lot of the players that have committed. I talked to Eugene Monroe. I’ve talked to him on the phone a couple times before. I hung out with Lamont Robinson. I’ve talked to him on the phone before too. We all just talked about how our season’s going, chilled, laughed and had a good time. We didn’t talk too much about recruiting.”

Gresham’s positive visit experience didn’t change much in regards to his situation.

“I’m a soft commit to UVa,” Gresham said. “I’m also looking at Florida, Clemson, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and that’s it.”

Gresham met with UVa coaches following the game, but he says the issue of his commitment was not addressed.

“I talked to a lot of the coaches,” Gresham said. “We didn’t talk about recruiting…we just talked about the game and had a good time. We didn’t talk about my situation.”

The 6-3, 230-pound star says he wants to make official visits following his senior season. He is considering officials to Florida, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and possibly Clemson in addition to UVa. No dates have been set.

He took an unofficial visit to Clemson recently and offered his thoughts on that experience.

“It was a nice atmosphere,” Gresham said of Clemson. “I was kind of shocked because they said I’d be a good defensive lineman. I didn’t like that too much.”

Gresham will make another unofficial trip to Charlottesville this weekend to see UVa take on Miami. He may take unofficials to the other schools as well, but nothing is set.

UVa’s Defense…

What is Gresham’s opinion on UVa’s 3-4?

“I really look at it like a 5-2,” Gresham said. “The outside linebackers play more like defensive ends sometimes. It’s a good defense and a good scheme.”

Gresham is being recruited by UVa as an inside linebacker.


William Fleming has one regular season game remaining. They are 6-3 and in solid shape for a playoff appearance. Gresham has followed up an exceptional junior season with 146 tackles in 9 games in 2004. He also has 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries.