Rocky Mount (N.C.) cornerback Stephan Virgil helped his teammates to a 2-0 start this season as Rocky Mount defeated Wilson Fike 31-14 Friday night. Virgil, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound athlete earned all-state honors as a junior on both sides of the football and currently holds offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and Wake Forest.
“I’ve played well so far this season, but we’ve played even better as a team,” admitted Virgil. “In the first game, I actually cramped up a bit and missed some time on the field. We’ve won convincingly in both contests so far.”
Virgil, starting on both sides of the football at the high school level playing slot back on offense and a shut down corner in the secondary, is being recruited primarily on defense. He has been busy entertaining calls from college coaches this past week with the contact period beginning again for college recruiters.
“Coaches from Virginia Tech, East Carolina, and North Carolina touched base with me early last week,” explained Virgil. “I’m hearing from a few other schools as well. I haven’t decided on any favorites just yet, and I’m not sure when and where I’ll decide to take my official visits.”
Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, and South Carolina have also shown early interest in Virgil, but have yet to offer any scholarships.
“Most of the schools have been just calling to find out how my season is progressing so far,” said Virgil. “No one is really pressuring me to make a decision right now. We talk a lot about there early games and they offer up good advice both on and off the field. Some coaches have also given me some good tips for avoiding cramping issues.”
Virgil has not set any official visits or dates yet and has set no timeline to decide or make a decision. Rocky Mount will take on Southern Nash later this week.