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."