Will Gregory says he won’t be back

You may have wondered what happened to the University of Hawaii football team’s leading rusher from last year.

Will Gregory is now enrolled in classes at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. Gregory was expelled from UH after the fall, 2012 semester for repeatedly breaking campus housing rules.

He initially had hopes to return to school at UH and rejoin the football team, but in a phone interview last week said that is no longer the case.

“No, I don’t see that happening,” said Gregory, who rushed for 691 yards and three touchdowns last year as a second-year freshman for the Warriors.

Gregory said he doesn’t know yet if he will remain at Mt. SAC to play football this fall. His uncle, former UH assistant coach George Lumpkin, said he’s looking at other options for Gregory.

“We’re not sure right now,” Lumpkin said today. “We’re looking at some other (junior colleges), too. “Possibly Mt. SAC, possibly somewhere else.”

If Gregory earns an associate’s degree he could play Division I football again.

When I asked Lumpkin if he thought Gregory might return to UH at some point in his college football career, he echoed his nephew.

“No,” Lumpkin said. “Not at all.”


  1. gobows July 8, 2013 3:20 pm

    sad, he’s a good player. hopefully he finds direction and gets it together.

  2. madeinhawaii July 8, 2013 3:56 pm

    Breaking campus housing rules is not a good thing. Talent without discipline is a waste. I wish him well and hope he takes the best advantage of any second chance he gets. Might be his last, as a player.

  3. innocent observer July 8, 2013 5:09 pm

    why would anyone want someone back who repeatedly in the past broke campus housing rules?

  4. nanakuli July 8, 2013 6:40 pm

    What does Coach Lumpkin do now? Good reporting Dave.

  5. Dave Reardon July 8, 2013 10:25 pm

    George Lumpkin is retired from coaching football. He is restarting his cleaning business.

  6. protector July 8, 2013 11:35 pm

    Does anyone know what the nature of the housing violations were?

  7. iosepa85 July 10, 2013 5:06 am

    Im a big MT SAC fan. Nice to have him at a great program. But isnt he going bacwards. Hope he doesnt taint the football program. Least its only ten minutes from my house to see him play. LOL Go Warriors! Go Green!

  8. getittogether August 24, 2013 8:20 am

    He did not repeatedly break campus housing rules. He broke a trespass ban that was placed on him for unjustified and possibly untrue reasons. Please report accurately and do not mislead the viewers.

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