Two-day Texas visitor

Chason Virgil spent the last two days in Clemson. And he had plenty of good things to say about the visit once it was finished.

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Virgil, a rising junior at West Mesquite High School, was joined by his brother, sister and brother-in-law for his first trip to the Clemson campus.

"The visit went well. The thing I enjoyed the most -- everybody was just so family-oriented," he said during an interview with CUTigers on Saturday night.

"The players were real cool. The coaches were real nice and family-oriented. The players didn't give me a hard time, neither did the coaches.

"Everybody just kind of took me in as family."

That was a theme for his weekend in Tigertown.

"Just getting around town and seeing that everybody is in love with the university, it's like one big family in that town," Virgil said.

He added, "You go in the stores and they know you and you're just a recruit taking a visit. People at the stores know who you are, things like that mean more. It's like you're part of the family already."

Virgil, whose only other campus visit of the summer was a camp stop at Texas, enjoyed building stronger bonds with Dabo Swinney and Chad Morris.

"When you talk to someone on the phone -- you're able to call them, but actually being able to sit down with them and talk with, being able to see what type of guy they are, it was a great experience for me just to be able to sit down with coach Morris, chill with him a little bit more [and] talk to coach Swinney, those things were a big part for me," Virgil said.

Watching the first two practices of Clemson's 2013 season was another big part of the trip.

"Just getting to watch a college team practice, watch them practice -- I've seen a lot of games, but getting to see them prepare for a game…it was good for me to see," Virgil said.

Clemson, Arizona State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Toledo and UCLA have offered.

"It's still too early in the game for me to have favorites right now. I probably won't have a favorites list until later on down the road," Virgil said.

As a sophomore, he completed 170 of 272 passes for 2,315 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Virgil also rushed 83 times for 395 yards and three touchdowns Top Stories