Gregory Discusses Virginia Tech Offer

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Virginia Tech recently became the first school to extend a scholarship offer to 5-11, 185-pound First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA) running back Tony Gregory . Virginia Tech was one of two schools the standout recruit grew up following, so he was excited by the offer.

“I was excited because I am fond of Virginia Tech,” Gregory said. “I’ve always watched them on TV. I think I would enjoy being in their program. I had two schools I watched growing up, but it was Virginia Tech mainly. I also liked Miami.”

Virginia Tech is high on Gregory’s list. But, he does not expect to make a decision any time soon.

“I haven’t really thought about making a decision,” Gregory said. “I’m excited about going through the recruiting process. I don’t know about committing early.”

Joining the Hokies in Gregory’s top three are Maryland and Tennessee.

“If I were to name a top three right now, my top three would be Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Maryland,” said Gregory, who enjoyed a camp experience at Tennessee last summer and has heard good things about Maryland from Kempsville senior DB and Terps signee Trenton Hughes.

Gregory has not made any visits this year, but that will change within the next month. He plans to go to Virginia Tech’s spring game and also wants to check out Maryland and Clemson. He will be visiting Virginia Tech for the first time ever on April 21st.

“People from my school who are about to graduate say the campus is nice and they say I’m going to love it,” Gregory said of Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech, Clemson, East Carolina, Maryland and UVa have shown the most interest in Gregory up to this point. Gregory says he is being recruited by all as a running back. As a junior this past season, he rushed for 979 yards and averaged 7 yards per carry.

“My coach says that my strength is when I juke I don’t slow down,” Gregory said. “I juke and I keep a fast pace without letting defenders get to me.”

Gregory demonstrated his elusiveness on special teams as well, as he averaged 31 yards per kick return and scored two touchdowns. Very fast, he showed off his speed in indoor track this season. He finished first in his district in the 55 meters, running a personal best of 6.54 seconds. He plans on running