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With 16 days left until Virginia Tech takes the field against Appalachian State, we turn our attention to number 16 on roster, Mr. Trey Gresh. Gresh dressed last season and traveled with the team since he was one of the quarterbacks selected to signal in the signs to Tyrod Taylor. This year, Gresh is taking on a much larger role: place holder. Other than that, the Blacksburg native will still be one of the players signaling plays for Logan Thomas this fall and will likely serve as the scout team QB in practice.
Weight: 209 lbs
High School: Blacksburg High School
How Did He Get Here
Gresh was a four year starter at Blacksburg High School and finished his career as the number two all-time passer in the Timesland region. While you can knock his size at the collegiate level, you can’t knock his production in high school. Gresh ended his career with 4,996 career passing yards, 1,193 career rushing yards, 44 career TD passes, and 19 career rushing touchdowns. The Blacksburg star walked on at Virginia Tech after selecting them over a walk-on opportunity at William and Mary.
The Hokies have their top two in the quarterback rotation this season, which means Gresh and new walk-on QB Brian Rody will run the scout team in practice. Honestly, Tech fans shouldn’t expect much out of Gresh in his career. We’ve had walk-on QB’s contribute in the past but with Tech’s level of recruiting today, it’s unlikely that Gresh sees much if any playing time in his career. He’ll assist on special teams and be more of a practice player. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Honestly, I like Trey’s athleticism. He was a four sport athlete in high school, lettering in Track and Field, Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He also proved that he was more than capable of leading a team while he was at BHS. While I’m not sure if Trey ever going to contribute at quarterback, you can’t knock a kid who chose Virginia Tech over smaller schools even when the smaller colleges would have offered more playing time. Gresh wanted to compete against the best to become the best player he could be. You have to respect that.
Winning the place holding competition. Trey will at least contribute to this team on gameday and as a walk-on that’s all you can ask for.
Being Ronny Vandyke’s first career interception in Saturday’s scrimmage.
Completely made up fact
During his semester off before enrolling in January of 2010, Grey spent the entire fall following the former hit band “Creed” around the country.
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