West Charlotte High School (NC) cornerback prospect Rod Council may have narrowed his list down to two schools, according to West Charlotte Head Coach Pete Gilchrist.
“Rod’s probably down to Virginia and Virginia Tech,” Gilchrist said. “If he goes away from home, he’ll go to Notre Dame, but I feel like he wants to stay close to home. He realizes he can get the same education he can get at Notre Dame closer to home. Both Virginia and Virginia Tech offer similar attributes athletically, academically, and socially as Notre Dame. I think it’s down to Virginia and Virginia Tech.”
Council has taken official visits to Virginia, Notre Dame, and Michigan. He has been to Virginia Tech twice, once for the Nike Combine and again for the Miami game. He will make an official visit to Blacksburg this weekend.
“He leaves tomorrow morning for Virginia Tech,” Gilchrist said. “This is something that was just set up recently. We lost last week in the playoffs, so that’s why it worked out this weekend.”
Coach Gilchrist is not sure who the favorite is between the Cavaliers and Hokies. Council will make his official visit this weekend, return home and talk things over with his family.
“Rod has visited Virginia with his mother, and she is going with him tomorrow as well,” Gilchrist said. “Once he gets home next week, I think we’ll sit down and talk about a decision. I think he’ll decide just from how he feels from his visits.”
Coach Gilchrist mentioned the Shrine Bowl as a possible time for an announcement. The Shrine Bowl, which pits high school stars from North Carolina versus stars from South Carolina, takes place on December 20th.
At 5-11, 175 pounds, Council is one of the top cornerbacks in the East. He led West Charlotte to a 13-2 record and a berth in 4-A Semifinals. On the season, he recorded 11 interceptions despite teams not throwing his way too often.
An excellent student, Council is an A student and serves as President of the Student Council.
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