Rocky Mount DB Visits Tech

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Rocky Mount (NC) defensive back recruit Stephan Virgil appeared to have had an excellent official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend. It was his first official visit experience.

“Man I had a lot of fun,” Virgil said. “Just meeting the coaches and sitting down and meeting with Coach Beamer was great. The stadium was loud. I got goosebumps. I was ready to suit up and play. It was a very exciting game to be at. The crowd was loud and the team got really into it. It was a good experience.”

Another high on the trip was the opportunity to spend time with the Hokie players, especially the defensive backs.

“After the game I had fun hanging out with the players,” Virgil said. “Brenden Hill was my host. All of the players made me feel like I was their little brother. Brenden took me around and we met up with some other guys. I met the defensive backs like Jimmy Williams, Vincent Fuller and Roland Minor. They all took me in like I was their little brother.”

Virgil holds written offers from Tech and UNC. He plans to visit UNC as well as Clemson and South Carolina before making his final decision.

“I’m going to take a couple more visits,” Virgil said. “I hope to visit Clemson and South Carolina during the season and UNC in January.”

Right now, it appears that Tech has an early edge based on the positive visit experience. Virgil, however, does not appear ready to decide anytime soon.

“Since I’ve visited Virginia Tech, they are in the lead,” Virgil said. “I haven’t taken any other visits yet. I’ll decide after I take more of my visits.”

Virgil talked about the positives for each of the 2 schools who have officially offered him.

“I like the way the players talked to me,” Virgil said of Virginia Tech. “And I liked the way they talked about Coach Ward. They were saying that he makes you into a really good player. You never make a mistake twice with Coach Ward there. I also like Virginia Tech’s greedy defense.

“For UNC, it’s the coaching staff really. They want to get me in and work with me so I can help them win games.”

At 5-11, 165-pounds, Virgil is a hard-hitting and versatile prospect who plays both safety and cornerback in high school. As a junior last season, he tallied 81 tackles and had 4 interceptions in earning 1st team all-state honors.

He is being recruited as a player who could play either corner or safety on the next level.

“Schools are recruiting me at both defensive back positions,”