Warriors commit to Bridgewater

Published 9:48 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nansemond River High School seniors Dy’Quan McGhee and Henry Moreno have committed to play football at Bridgewater College.

The two teammates will have a chance to play with each together again at the next level, joining teammate John Carter, who committed to Bridgewater last month.

The Eagles were 5-5 last year, and the three Warriors are looking to come in and make an impact on the team right away. Moreno and McGhee felt comfortable on the campus and are looking forward to furthering their education.

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“I really liked the school,” McGhee said. “It’s not too quiet, but it’s not loud, either. I feel I can excel as a student and athlete there.”

McGhee plans to have a role similar to what he had at Nansemond River this season. He will be used as a wide receiver and given space to take advantage of his speed. He plans to major in athletic training.

McGhee has been playing with Carter and Moreno since he was little, and that played a part in his decision to go to Bridgewater.

“They are like my brothers,” he said. “We have basically been together since like the sixth grade. It was only right that they played a part in my decision.”

Moreno will be playing linebacker at Bridgewater. He enjoyed the campus when he and McGhee visited together a few weeks ago. Moreno, who plans to major in either athletic training or business management, is eager for the opportunity to play with two of his teammates again.

“I went on my visit up there, and I really liked the campus and coaches,” Moreno said. “John had been committed, and I had been playing with him since we were little. With Dy’Quan being my best friend, we both decided to go there and play, and all of us be teammates again.”

Moreno was a first-team All-Conference player on defense this season. McGhee was a second-team All-Conference player in the all-purpose position. Carter was an honorable mention this season.

They were a part of a Nansemond River football team that had back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in school history. The Warriors’ season ended after a playoff loss to Norview for the second year in a row.

Lakeland’s Riley Richardson will join them at Bridgewater, giving the Eagles a strong Suffolk flavor this fall.