Gregory Herring is a two sport athlete at Hobbton High School. The rising senior plays football and baseball for the Wildcats. In football, he plays quarterback and receiver on offense, and cornerback and safety on defense. In the spring, he calls the shots behind the plate, playing the catcher position. He is annually a pick to the All-County teams in each of these sports.
Herring noted that his favorite sport was baseball because of the uncertainty of it. “In baseball, you just never know what is going to happen,” said Herring. “There are so many possible things that can happen with each pitch and each swing, and that is just cool to me. I love playing and competing in each sport, though.”
The star HHS athlete noted that he tried to play a lot like San Francisco Giants catcher, Buster Posey. They each play the catcher position well, and each try to always take unselfish approaches at the dish, trying to do whatever it takes to help their teams win.
Although his favorite of the two sports is baseball, Herring is looking forward to the upcoming football season. With the new season, brings a new head coach to Hobbton High School in Robert Hill, something that has Herring and the rest of the returning Wildcats optimistic.
“I’m excited about Coach Hill coming and giving us all a fresh start,” he said. “We’ve had a rough couple of seasons, but things can always be turned around. We just have to put our trust in Coach Hill and play ball.”
As a senior, Herring looking forward to trying to be the best teammate possible, and to end his career with a bang. “I’m going to leave everything on the field. I really believe we have a great chance to do some great things in football and especially in baseball,” said Herring.
As for being a Wildcat, well, that is something near and dear to Herring. “Being a Wildcat is something people a lot of times take for granted,” he asserted. “We may not have been the best ever in sports, but we work as a team in all sports, and in everything we do. We are all a family, and being a part of the family and the sports programs here, that’s something I am really going to miss come next season.”
Herring is undecided as to where he will be headed upon completion of high school. He is considering Wake Tech, as well as joining the Air Force. First, though, he is looking forward to one more year of being able to put on a Wildcat jersey.