5-11, 175-pound Tony Gregory , a speedy running back out of First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA), will head to Virginia Tech this weekend for the senior camp. This will be Gregory’s first ever visit to Blacksburg, so he is certainly looking forward to the experience.
“I’m going to Virginia Tech this weekend,” said Gregory, who is making the trip with his mother, his uncle and his coach. “I want to see the facilities and talk to Coach Newsome and Coach Beamer. I’m anxious to see the facilities because I’ve never been there before.”
Heading into his first ever visit, Gregory discussed what he likes about the Tech program right now. The Hokies offered an official scholarship earlier this spring.
“They put players in the league and build the offense and the team around key players,” Gregory said of VT. “They know how to use the talent on the team. They fit the players in the program. My coaches have told me it gets real loud up there. They have one of the loudest stadiums from what I hear.”
Gregory has also received offers from Akron, Marshall and Northern Illinois. At this point, he plans to camp at Virginia Tech, UNC and Clemson. He had a chance to impress college coaches during the Virginia Beach camp last month and did well, exhibiting nice speed and quickness. At the Virginia Beach combine in April, he was hand-timed at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash.
“Just getting out there and trying to get back in football mode, it felt pretty good,” Gregory recalled of last month’s camp performance. “I got some good feedback from some Clemson coaches. They thought I showed really good speed and agility. Northern Illinois liked me. Most of the schools recruiting me gave me positive feedback.”
Since the Virginia Beach camp, Gregory has been focused mainly on his track season. He competed in the state championships in the 100 meters, posting a time of 11.02 seconds but falling just short of making the championship final. He plans to run AAU track this summer in addition to working in the weight room to develop his size and strength.
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