You'd be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded student-athlete than 2009 Greer OL Tymeco Gregory. Recently named to the North-South All-Star game Gregory helped anchor a Greer rushing attack that simply piled up mind boggling numbers this season. A number of schools are actively recruiting Gregory for his talents on and off the field. You see Gregory mows down opponents on the field and assignments in the classroom both at a high rate. Sporting a 4.0 GPA Gregory is the epitome of what many college coaches covet in potential student-athletes. We caught up with the Greer standout to talk about his recruitment, senior season, and outlook heading into the North-South Game.
Gregory says a number of schools are staying in regular contact currently. "I hear the most from Citadel, Furman, Gardner Webb, Presbyterian, and Coastal Carolina." The 6'2 295 pounder also shared with us a trio of schools who have really stood out the most for him up to this point. "I have a top three of Duke, Furman, and Citadel." Asked if there was a clear leader out of the three he replied, "Not really but those three schools I feel very strong about."
An offer is already on the table from Newberry and Gregory says he hopes to add some more over the course of the next month. "I hope to get some more soon. Hopefully the Citadel thinks I've earned one."
Being the anchor for a prolific rushing attack Tymeco shared his thoughts about it all. "It was great and it was an honor. We worked so hard in the offseason and this year to forget the past of last year and it all paid off. Dominique Parks and Efferlan Williams are good backs though and when you open up a hole they hit them and hit them hard. I love playing for this team and it was a great feeling."
Williams and Parks weren't the only players to hit the endzone for the Yellow Jackets out of the backfield. Gregory in fact made some appearances on short yardage situations for Greer. "Well I want to thank my fellow linemen who helped me out too. It felt good to know that the coaches can trust you and get two touchdowns not just one (laughs)."
Honored with a selection to the North-South All-Star Game he plans on keeping things fairly simple in regards to his outlook for the event. "My goals are pretty much the same as everyone else's. Train hard, practice hard, and get prepared the best as I can and just work hard all week until the game. I want to give it my all." With college coaches keeping close tabs on the event many players are hoping to win some scholarship offers with strong performances during the event and week of practices. "Yes that is what I'm hoping. I'm just going to go practice hard,play hard, and see what happens."
Already Gregory has an idea as to what he'd like to major in when he gets to college. "Right now I like engineering. I haven' t picked a certain field yet but my second choice would be pharmacy right now." Along with the 4.0 GPA he says he will retake the SAT in January in hopes of elevating his score of 1000.
Being a strong academic performer already will it factor in his final decision? "Education is always big for me. Then I'd say tradition for the football team, the coaching staff, the atmosphere, and having a variety of students. You know just having a great campus and if you have all those then it is a great college that I would love to attend."
Tymeco says he'd like to make a decision in the near future. "I want to make the decision by Christmas or during Christmas break. I just hope that the colleges that I'm interested in and that are interested in me are going to talk to me soon."