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Sumter's Gregg signs to play at Catawba College

BY DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 6/27/18

For Jordan Gregg, the reason he chose to play college football at Catawba College was quite simple.

"They were the school that showed the most interest in me," said Gregg, the Sumter High School cornerback who recently signed with the NCAA …

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Sumter's Gregg signs to play at Catawba College

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For Jordan Gregg, the reason he chose to play college football at Catawba College was quite simple.

"They were the school that showed the most interest in me," said Gregg, the Sumter High School cornerback who recently signed with the NCAA Division II school located in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Gregg is happy to be getting the opportunity to move up to the next level.

"It's always been a dream of mine to play college football," Gregg said. "And to be able to play at a school like Catawba makes it even better."

Catawba is a longtime member of the South Atlantic Conference. The Indians went 9-2 last season and finished in a tie for second in the SAC.

Gregg said Catawba began to talk to him in December. He was also receiving interest from St. Andrew's University, Limestone College and Georgia Military College. He went to Catawba for a visit in April, and he liked what he saw and heard.

"I saw the school, the campus, and I liked what Catawba offered both athletically and academically," said Gregg, who plans on majoring in sports management.

Gregg had a tremendous senior season for the Gamecocks. He was eighth on the team in tackles with 55, 48 of them unassisted. He had three tackles for loss, broke up 10 passes and had two interceptions. He returned one of his picks 68 yards for a touchdown.

Gregg also played a big role for SHS on special teams. He returned eight kickoffs for 197 yards, good for an average of 24.6 yards per return. He also blocked three kicks.

Gregg isn't taking lightly the opportunity he is receiving.

"I know not everyone gets this opportunity," Gregg said. "It helps me know that all the work I did on the field, in the weight room, watching game film and taking care of my grades."