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First offer for Virgile

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Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas outside linebacker Lance Virgile got good news on Friday.
"I got offered by West Virginia," Virgile said.
It marked the first offer for the South Florida prospect.
"It was good to have some personal success," Virgile said of receiving the offer. "My main focus is still on that ring, a state championship ring, but it was nice to finally get an offer. I have been waiting for a while."
The 6-foot-2, 222-pound defender talked about his conversation with an assistant on the Mountaineer's coaching staff.
"I talked to Coach Robert Gillespie," Virgile said. "He was telling me that they were offering me because of my versatility. They feel I am versatile on the field. I could play on the line, out in the open. He said they were looking for somebody to play that position at West Virginia.
"He said he was real impressed with how I played last fall," Virgile added. "They liked what they saw on my film."
Virgile is pretty familiar with Dana Holgorsen's club.
"I know a good amount about them," Virgile said. "I know that they are a really good program. I would be blessed to play at West Virginia."
He is hoping to make his way on-campus in Morgantown, possibly as soon as the end of this month.
"I want to get up there for a visit," Virgile said. "I think I might try to set it up for spring break."
Virgile isn't working with a specific timeline to make a decision but said he intends to take a number of visits before making an announcement.
He is drawing interest from Boston College, Florida State, Miami, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Purdue, Stanford, UCF, Wisconsin, and Yale.
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