Rocky Mount DB Is One To Watch

StateFans profiles DB Stephan Virgil, one of the state's most promising DB prospect for the class of 2005.

Junior to Watch: Stephan Virgil

Nickname: Step

Jersey Number: 24

School: Rocky Mount (NC) High School

Position: DB

Vitals: Virgil checks in at 6-0, 175 pounds and boasts 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash. He is currently bench pressing 265 pounds and has a max squat of 385 pounds. He is tied for the tenth best time in NC this year in the 400-meter dash (49.74-seconds)

Statistics: As a junior, Virgil rushed for 358 yards on 31 carries and racked up seven touchdowns. He also hauled in 11 passes for 558 yards, taking seven to the house for scores. On defense, he tallied 81 tackles, including five tackles-for-loss, four interceptions, three fumbles caused and four fumbles recovered. On special teams he logged 230 punt return yards on 14 attempts and returned one for a score. On kickoffs, Virgil had 14 return attempts for 250 yards and one additional touchdown.

Awards and Honors: Virgil was named all-conference and all-area as a sophomore and junior. As a junior he was named all-state on both offense and defense.

What school does your parents prefer: NC State, Duke, UNC

Childhood Favorite: NC State, Duke, UNC

Stephan Virgil describing himself: "I am very quick to the ball. I am determined to make the big plays to give the team momentum."

What Virgil will be looking for in a future school: "I'm looking for a good education and a school that will help me to achieve my goals in academics and athletics."

Scholarship Offers: None

School you'd most like to get an offer from: NC State

Camps this summer: NC State, Duke, UNC, Virginia and Wake Forest

Current top five: NC State, Duke, Virginia, Georgia, UNC

Recruiting the hardest: Duke, NC State, Auburn

Pack coach recruiting: Manny Diaz

Virgil on NC State: "I'm very impressed with State. I like the program and the coaches. (I also) like the coaching style and the strategies the coaches use."

Academics: Virgil is solid in the classroom, sporting a 2.7 GPA. He hopes to major in History. His GPA is unreported.

StateFans Take- Virgil is a prospect that StateFans has heard the Pack has quite a bit of interest in. He is an all-around solid football player that has the ability to make the big play- whether it be on offense, defense or special teams. We believe he could ultimately end up at FS on the D-1 level. We think it likely that Virgil will end up with several division one offers and State could end up being one of those schools. Much will be learned when he and teammate QB Terrell Hudgins camp at State in June.


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