Virgile still considering Nebraska

The Nebraska recruiting class still has a little room in it and according to Keeon Virgile one of those spots will go to a linebacker recruit. Virgile, from Miami (Flor.) North Miami Beach, wasn't taking any official visits until his season ended and so far has just taken one visit. In January he has two schools that he is eyeing for two more. Who are those two schools he's considering?

Keeon Virgile is enjoying some time off. The linebacker from Miami (Flor.) North Miami Beach says that the holiday was good, the weather is nice and he's not in school so it can't be all that bad.

"The holidays have been alright," Virgile said. "The weather has been good. Not really anything else going on. Enjoying some time off from school."

North Miami Beach fell a little short of their goal to win a state title this year, but it was still a solid season. Virgile feels that he had a good season personally and improved a key part to being a good linebacker.

"We got to the second round, so three and out. We fell short of what our goal was and that was to win state. I thought that I had a good season though.

"I felt like I really improved on my reading from the linebacker position and taking better angles. I really just wanted to get more instinctual as a linebacker."

Virgile has said all long that he would not let recruiting interfere with his season so there were no trips until his season was over. Now, with one trip already under his belt, he's looking at two more schools for January visits.

"Recruiting has been alright. I have taken a trip to North Carolina. That was probably the first weekend in December. I don't have any other trips set up yet.

"I would like to go and visit Nebraska and Western Michigan in January. Those visits aren't set up yet with my coach, but those are the two schools I want to see."

The Huskers have been hard after Virgile despite him not taking a trip up to see them yet. Virgile says the Huskers are recruiting him the hardest right now.

"Nebraska has been recruiting me pretty hard still. I am getting the most interest from them, then Western Michigan and then Texas Tech."

Coming from south Florida, and never been to Nebraska, Virgile doesn't have a clue about what Nebraska looks like. He knows that the weather won't deter him from considering a school and when he saw Nebraska on TV this season he thought he fit in well.

"I really want to see what Nebraska looks like. I don't know anything about them. I am not scared of the cold. It doesn't bother me. I know that they want to take one more linebacker.

"I saw Nebraska play on TV a few times this season and I think that I fit in well and can do any of the linebacker positions. I think that I am a good fit because they are aggressive."

One player that Virgile can see some parallels with at Nebraska is Lavonte David. David, originally from Miami, was a junior college transfer and was really the MVP of a very good Nebraska Blackshirt defense this year.

"I know who Lavonte David is at Nebraska. He's from Northwestern High School. He was down here training, I think that he went to junior college first, but I wasn't sure where he ended up after that.

"When a guy like that, from the same area, does that at Nebraska it tells me that I can do it too. I have what it takes to go there and make an impact."

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