Texas QB has 'really great' Louisville visit

West Mesquite (Tex) High quarterback Chason Virgil was among a large group of official visitors to the University of Louisville last weekend. Virgil recaps the visit with the Cardinals to Cardinal Authority.

West Mesquite, Tx., High School quarterback Chason Virgil wasn't sure what to expect when he made an unofficial visit to the University of Louisville last weekend.

But the 6-foot, 170-pound quarterback sure liked what he saw.

"It's a new relationship with (Louisville) but it was all great," Virgil said. "The atmosphere was great, the campus was great, I loved the dorms. It was just an overall great visit. The fanbase is good and I had a chance to talk to the coaches."

Virgil, a three-star prospect, had been committed to Mississippi State until recently. He was told by the Bulldogs' staff they wanted him to grey shirt, so Virgil decided that he wanted to re-open the recruiting prospect.

He said Louisville "jumped right in," the mix and in recent days has picked up calls from Oklahoma, Fresno State, Indiana, SMU, San Diego State and Virginia Tech.

"I've had a lot of calls," he said. "But I have to make a quick decision. I can't wait until signing day because I will enroll early. So, I have to make a decision soon."

Prior to making his pledge to the Bulldogs, Virgil had collected more than a dozen offers that included Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska and UCLA.

Leading his team to a 10-2 record, Virgil threw for more than 2,500 yards, 35 touchdowns, and six interceptions, while also rushing for over 400 yards and eight TDs.

Virgil said the U of L coaches told him he could "come right in and compete" for playing time and he said he knows the Cardinals have a few quarterbacks on the roster.

"(Kyle Bolin) shows that anybody can come in and make plays," Virgil said. "Coach Petrino is great with quarterbacks. You could really tell that. I like them a lot."

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