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Decision coming from Stephan Virgil

Rocky Mount, N.C. cornerback Stephan Virgil decision between North Carolina and Virginia Tech will be hard, because in his eyes the schools are very similar. However, a decision will come this week anyhow.
"They are really identical for me," said the 5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect. "Both of them have great academics and I like the direction their football programs are going. I like the coaches at both schools. It is going to be hard."
Virgil has been sitting down and weighing the pros and cons of each place.
"I will make a decision this week," Virgil said. "I not sure which day, but I've been thinking and I'm close to deciding. I liked both coach (John) Bunting at North Carolina and coach (Frank) Beamer at Virginia Tech and all the coaches at the schools. I talked with some of the guys who have committed to those schools and heard from them what they liked about the schools."
Virgil had a chance to compare notes at the 68th North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl this past week. South Carolina won 35-21, but Virgil still enjoyed the experience.
"It was good to meet guys like Toney Baker, Jonathan Hannah, Derek Nicholson and Brandon Woods," Virgil said. "They were all good guys and I had a good time getting to know some of them."
Virgil made quite an impression himself with three solo tackles, one assist and one tackle for a loss. He also had a fumble recovery. He showed some toughness when he came back into the game after being shaken up in the second quarter.
"I'm not going to stay out of a game unless I'm really hurt," Virgil said. "I've always been aggressive and that is the way I like to play. I go out there and give it everything I have."