Gregg headed to UVA-Wise

Published 8:04 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Nansemond River High School senior standout defensive back Quincy Gregg is headed to the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The Warriors continue to see good things happening for their senior class. Gregg is one of many who will be heading to the next level to play football. He had offers from other schools such as Virginia Union University. UVA-Wise is an NCAA Division-II school that is a part of the Mountain-East Conference. Last season, they went 5-6.

Gregg had been receiving interest from schools since his junior season and even had a couple of offers before his senior season started. He decided to play out his last year and then choose where he was going to be in the future. UVA-Wise was actually the first school that offered him during his recruiting process, and he took that into consideration.

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“They officially offered first,” he said. “After weighing all of my options and actually getting a chance to step on the campus, I was ready to commit then and there.”

The future home for the Warrior is more than five hours away from Suffolk. He believes UVA-Wise will give him an opportunity to become a self-sufficient young man away from home. The coaches think Gregg fits perfectly in their defensive schemes and believes that he will have an opportunity to get on the field as a true freshman.

“The coaches told me that this was a good place for me to strive on and off the field,” Gregg said. “Classroom sizes are small, which will give me a lot of one-on-one time with my professors.”

Former Warriors Marquis Braimer and Terrance Lambert also play for UVA-Wise, and Gregg believes having two familiar faces there will help make his transition easier. Nansemond River will have a few more seniors deciding on their futures soon, and Gregg is happy to see his other teammates be able to play at the next level as well.

“It is beautiful,” he said. “That is the bigger picture I try to tell people about this sport of football. It can take you places you never thought of going. Not every family has the money to put their child through a four-year college. So, for us to be able to have this opportunity is amazing.”