UNC Makes Surprise Offer to Fla. LB

Keeon Virgile received an unexpected phone call from Butch Davis on Monday night.

During the conversation, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker from North Miami Beach (Fla.) was extended a scholarship offer.

"I was just chilling and they called me," Virgile said. "[He] was like he wanted me badly and he offered me a scholarship. He talked about my highlights and said how good I looked on my film.

"[I thought] ‘That's another good school I'll have to think about.'"

Prior to that phone conversation, Virgile hadn't received any correspondence from North Carolina.

"It came out of nowhere," Virgile said.

Virgile has collected nearly 20 scholarship offers. Georgia, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, South Florida, Syracuse, and Wake Forest highlight his group of offers.

Every school, with the exception of Georgia, is recruiting Virgile as an outside linebacker. The Bulldogs like him as an inside ‘backer.

Since his freshman season, Virgile has started both ways for North Miami Beach lining up at middle linebacker, tight end, and wide receiver.

Thus far, Virgil hasn't made any recruiting trips.

"I was talking to North Carolina about an [unofficial] visit and they were like they want me to watch a game and they were going to send me some tickets," Virgile said. "I told them I would have to set that up with my coach."

Virgile will wait until after his senior football season concludes to schedule official trips. He's looking at Georgia, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, UNC, Syracuse, and Western Michigan as possible official visit destinations.

Virgile, who isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commitment, isn't favoring any schools.

"[I'm looking for] just a good chance of playing," Virgile said.

Virgile said Nebraska is currently recruiting him the hardest.

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