Texas QB returns to Clemson

It was a little different kind of atmosphere around the Clemson campus the last time Chason Virgil was in for a visit.

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On trip No. 1 to Clemson, Virgil watched the Tigers workout during preseason camp. He was back in town for the Florida State this weekend. Alongside him was teammate Akilian Butler, a 2015 wide receiver.

The two West Mesquite High School juniors flew into Atlanta on Friday before spending all day Saturday in Clemson.

"It was kind of crazy to see all the fans and everything," Butler told CUTigers on Sunday afternoon.

It was a busy afternoon for the two prospects.

"When they actually shuttled us to the West End Zone and they weren't taking athletes at the time. We walked around with the people and hung out the people that were tailgating. It was kind of crazy," Butler said. "It was both of our first time experiencing something like that.

"Around 4, we got a tour from coach [Jeff Scott]. He showed us a tour around the athletic facilities. I had seen it before, but it was Akilian's first time seeing it.

"We ate with all the other prospects, got to see the team do the Tigerwalk, after that [we] met with coach [Dabo] Swinney. Then, we went on the sideline and watched them get ready for the game. Then, we watched the game. It was a crazy day."

Butler said this trip was quite different than his first experience in Clemson.

"It was a major difference…there was something like a few hundred thousand fans there. How family-oriented they are. It was a big game, the Florida State fans were there, too. It was just great."

What was the message from the Clemson coaches?

"They just wanted us to enjoy the game, enjoy the atmosphere -- we might be playing there one day. They just wanted us to enjoy it."

Eight schools have offered, UCLA being the most recent. Oklahoma is among the most recent to school start showing interest, even though they've yet to offer.

Virgil has no list of favorites.

"It's still a little too early," he said.

His list will be narrowed down next semester. A decision will come during the summer before his senior year.

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