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Player: Keeon Virgile

Hometown: North Miami Beach, FL

School: North Miami Beach HS

Position: OLB

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 215

40 time: 4.6

Scholarships: Bowling Green, Florida Intl., Georgia, Kansas, Kansas St., Minnesota, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Purdue, South Florida, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Western Michigan

 

 

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

 

But high school is high school. It's a stepping stone for your future - for all students. It's not a job and it's not permanent. Kids should be taking these opportunities to visit and I agree with EZ completely here. It is no different than any non-scholarship athlete that takes some time off of high school to visit colleges, or misses multiple days of college to visit graduate schools. The coach IMO should be giving his kids as many opportunities as possible, not restricting them in any way. But of course, I don't know the precise circumstances. He may have his reasons.

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

 

But high school is high school. It's a stepping stone for your future - for all students. It's not a job and it's not permanent. Kids should be taking these opportunities to visit and I agree with EZ completely here. It is no different than any non-scholarship athlete that takes some time off of high school to visit colleges, or misses multiple days of college to visit graduate schools. The coach IMO should be giving his kids as many opportunities as possible, not restricting them in any way. But of course, I don't know the precise circumstances. He may have his reasons.

 

yet , the only person with an actual job here is the coach himself. i agree completely that it is a coaches job to promote your kids as much as possible for future possibilities, but he's the only person who can get fired here. I'm willing to bet that 99% of high school coaches frown upon their student athletes missing school and practice for personal school visits that could be made when school is not in session. A suspension (one game or one half) in the kids next game would be completely justified in my opinion, if the kid misses enough time. It should all be the coaches personal choice depending on the circumstances.

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I suppose. But if you don't let kids take visits in season, they are missing out on a lot of PRIME recruiting time, as well as the only time they can experience a gameday atmosphere. It just strikes me as totally illogical.

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

 

But high school is high school. It's a stepping stone for your future - for all students. It's not a job and it's not permanent. Kids should be taking these opportunities to visit and I agree with EZ completely here. It is no different than any non-scholarship athlete that takes some time off of high school to visit colleges, or misses multiple days of college to visit graduate schools. The coach IMO should be giving his kids as many opportunities as possible, not restricting them in any way. But of course, I don't know the precise circumstances. He may have his reasons.

 

yet , the only person with an actual job here is the coach himself. i agree completely that it is a coaches job to promote your kids as much as possible for future possibilities, but he's the only person who can get fired here. I'm willing to bet that 99% of high school coaches frown upon their student athletes missing school and practice for personal school visits that could be made when school is not in session. A suspension (one game or one half) in the kids next game would be completely justified in my opinion, if the kid misses enough time. It should all be the coaches personal choice depending on the circumstances.

...so, if I understand you correctly - you agree that it is the coach being selfish, because he's the one with his job on the line worrying about #1.

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

 

But high school is high school. It's a stepping stone for your future - for all students. It's not a job and it's not permanent. Kids should be taking these opportunities to visit and I agree with EZ completely here. It is no different than any non-scholarship athlete that takes some time off of high school to visit colleges, or misses multiple days of college to visit graduate schools. The coach IMO should be giving his kids as many opportunities as possible, not restricting them in any way. But of course, I don't know the precise circumstances. He may have his reasons.

 

yet , the only person with an actual job here is the coach himself. i agree completely that it is a coaches job to promote your kids as much as possible for future possibilities, but he's the only person who can get fired here. I'm willing to bet that 99% of high school coaches frown upon their student athletes missing school and practice for personal school visits that could be made when school is not in session. A suspension (one game or one half) in the kids next game would be completely justified in my opinion, if the kid misses enough time. It should all be the coaches personal choice depending on the circumstances.

...so, if I understand you correctly - you agree that it is the coach being selfish, because he's the one with his job on the line worrying about #1.

 

When you look at how a lot of official visits are structured, the kids don't miss any games or practices. They either catch a red eye late that Friday night, or they catch an early morning flight. They then fly home that Sunday afternoon. So they miss no games or even practices.

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

 

But high school is high school. It's a stepping stone for your future - for all students. It's not a job and it's not permanent. Kids should be taking these opportunities to visit and I agree with EZ completely here. It is no different than any non-scholarship athlete that takes some time off of high school to visit colleges, or misses multiple days of college to visit graduate schools. The coach IMO should be giving his kids as many opportunities as possible, not restricting them in any way. But of course, I don't know the precise circumstances. He may have his reasons.

 

yet , the only person with an actual job here is the coach himself. i agree completely that it is a coaches job to promote your kids as much as possible for future possibilities, but he's the only person who can get fired here. I'm willing to bet that 99% of high school coaches frown upon their student athletes missing school and practice for personal school visits that could be made when school is not in session. A suspension (one game or one half) in the kids next game would be completely justified in my opinion, if the kid misses enough time. It should all be the coaches personal choice depending on the circumstances.

...so, if I understand you correctly - you agree that it is the coach being selfish, because he's the one with his job on the line worrying about #1.

 

When you look at how a lot of official visits are structured, the kids don't miss any games or practices. They either catch a red eye late that Friday night, or they catch an early morning flight. They then fly home that Sunday afternoon. So they miss no games or even practices.

 

Unless of course they visit Michigan. RichRod makes them stay and practice until Tuesday.

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

 

But high school is high school. It's a stepping stone for your future - for all students. It's not a job and it's not permanent. Kids should be taking these opportunities to visit and I agree with EZ completely here. It is no different than any non-scholarship athlete that takes some time off of high school to visit colleges, or misses multiple days of college to visit graduate schools. The coach IMO should be giving his kids as many opportunities as possible, not restricting them in any way. But of course, I don't know the precise circumstances. He may have his reasons.

 

yet , the only person with an actual job here is the coach himself. i agree completely that it is a coaches job to promote your kids as much as possible for future possibilities, but he's the only person who can get fired here. I'm willing to bet that 99% of high school coaches frown upon their student athletes missing school and practice for personal school visits that could be made when school is not in session. A suspension (one game or one half) in the kids next game would be completely justified in my opinion, if the kid misses enough time. It should all be the coaches personal choice depending on the circumstances.

...so, if I understand you correctly - you agree that it is the coach being selfish, because he's the one with his job on the line worrying about #1.

 

When you look at how a lot of official visits are structured, the kids don't miss any games or practices. They either catch a red eye late that Friday night, or they catch an early morning flight. They then fly home that Sunday afternoon. So they miss no games or even practices.

I agree with you - sort of. I definately think it's BS that a coach would in any way, no matter how large or small it may seem...impact a recruit's ability to further his career. As for missing practices...maybe not any "required" practices...but some of these programs are 6-7 days a week. I hung out last week after Bubba's game at the local bar/grill. The team came in and closed the place down after the game beacuse they put the game recording on all the TV's so the players can watch it. They have a session Saturday morning as well I think. It could be something similar he'd be missing. Still, not something I think a HS coach should have a rule around. Does he plan their diet? Does he dictate their bedtime? Does he allow his players to have girlfriends? (maybe just not the fat-whiny one's Leach hates).

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My experience with high school coaches has been on both ends of the spectrum. My high school coached not only encouraged us to take college visits, but he helped schedule my visits as well. However, I have known some coaches to be as controling as to "encourage" their player's parents to wake their kids up in the middle of the night to feed them PB&J's to help put on weight during the season. I know I greatly appreciated my coach's effort for me.

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

 

But high school is high school. It's a stepping stone for your future - for all students. It's not a job and it's not permanent. Kids should be taking these opportunities to visit and I agree with EZ completely here. It is no different than any non-scholarship athlete that takes some time off of high school to visit colleges, or misses multiple days of college to visit graduate schools. The coach IMO should be giving his kids as many opportunities as possible, not restricting them in any way. But of course, I don't know the precise circumstances. He may have his reasons.

 

yet , the only person with an actual job here is the coach himself. i agree completely that it is a coaches job to promote your kids as much as possible for future possibilities, but he's the only person who can get fired here. I'm willing to bet that 99% of high school coaches frown upon their student athletes missing school and practice for personal school visits that could be made when school is not in session. A suspension (one game or one half) in the kids next game would be completely justified in my opinion, if the kid misses enough time. It should all be the coaches personal choice depending on the circumstances.

...so, if I understand you correctly - you agree that it is the coach being selfish, because he's the one with his job on the line worrying about #1.

 

When you look at how a lot of official visits are structured, the kids don't miss any games or practices. They either catch a red eye late that Friday night, or they catch an early morning flight. They then fly home that Sunday afternoon. So they miss no games or even practices.

 

 

EZ's post is exactly correct. I was merely pointing out a possible negative situation that a coach would have to deal with. It would be putting words in my mouth to say that i called anyone specifically "selfish". I can see the kids point of view as easily as i can see the coaches point of view.

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His HS coach doesn't like recruits taking in-season visits.

 

That is unfortunate and rather selfish to be honest.

 

one could just as easily call the player selfish for taking a visit during the season. (if it interferes with games or practices)

 

But high school is high school. It's a stepping stone for your future - for all students. It's not a job and it's not permanent. Kids should be taking these opportunities to visit and I agree with EZ completely here. It is no different than any non-scholarship athlete that takes some time off of high school to visit colleges, or misses multiple days of college to visit graduate schools. The coach IMO should be giving his kids as many opportunities as possible, not restricting them in any way. But of course, I don't know the precise circumstances. He may have his reasons.

 

yet , the only person with an actual job here is the coach himself. i agree completely that it is a coaches job to promote your kids as much as possible for future possibilities, but he's the only person who can get fired here. I'm willing to bet that 99% of high school coaches frown upon their student athletes missing school and practice for personal school visits that could be made when school is not in session. A suspension (one game or one half) in the kids next game would be completely justified in my opinion, if the kid misses enough time. It should all be the coaches personal choice depending on the circumstances.

...so, if I understand you correctly - you agree that it is the coach being selfish, because he's the one with his job on the line worrying about #1.

 

When you look at how a lot of official visits are structured, the kids don't miss any games or practices. They either catch a red eye late that Friday night, or they catch an early morning flight. They then fly home that Sunday afternoon. So they miss no games or even practices.

 

 

EZ's post is exactly correct. I was merely pointing out a possible negative situation that a coach would have to deal with. It would be putting words in my mouth to say that i called anyone specifically "selfish". I can see the kids point of view as easily as i can see the coaches point of view.

 

It's cool man. We are all still friends here :cheers

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Moved visit date to 1/21/2011, Tim Beck is his lead recruiter now. He favors North Carolina at this time.

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His Dad joining him might seal the deal, TO and Bo seem to be good with parents.

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It is down to UNC and Nebraska though.

I'm trusting our coaches can get him here.

Agreed, they will send in Beck before signing day to close the deal.

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It is down to UNC and Nebraska though.

I'm trusting our coaches can get him here.

Agreed, they will send in Beck before signing day to close the deal.

Oh no it's the Darian Bryant pro/con list all over again. Go to work with some of the best defensive minds in football or potentially have to deal with NCAA coming downon UNC.

Butch Davis is also a hell of a closer when it comes to recruiting, and is not that shabby of a defensive mind in his own right. This could be tough

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Ya know what I have been thinking about this LB problem that seems tobe showing its ugly head. Keep the heat on Virgile, the Jenkins deal will work itself out but I am not holding my breath. So where do you look for another LB this late in the process? I say start 25 miles to the southwest, to the Class B champs, the Crete Cardinals. Borck Sherman is the guys name and was just an absolute beast this year. He has good size and decent speed(hell he was the Class B All State RB). If the Ruud's were worthy(especially Bo) then I definitely think Brock is. U can see him playing the same way, or even like former Hawkeye LB Chad Greenway. I think there is that much potential in the guy.

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It is down to UNC and Nebraska though.

I'm trusting our coaches can get him here.

Agreed, they will send in Beck before signing day to close the deal.

Oh no it's the Darian Bryant pro/con list all over again. Go to work with some of the best defensive minds in football or potentially have to deal with NCAA coming downon UNC.

Butch Davis is also a hell of a closer when it comes to recruiting, and is not that shabby of a defensive mind in his own right. This could be tough

 

Bryant will be a West Virginia Mountaineer.

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He gave the visit an 8, the weather didn't help.

He also was joking around with Bo and Beck during his visit.

 

I'm sorry but if most of this kids want to play in the next level they'll need to man up and play in colder environments. Look at both the AFC and NFC games today both were played below 30 degrees.

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In-home went well. Still choosing between UNC and Nebraska on signing day.

 

Hard to pick whats going to happen here. The coaches made sure his dad had plenty of knowledge about the program and that the coaches said he is VERY important to them and our 2011 class.

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Keeon likes UNC, but Dad likes Nebraska. Going to be a battle for him up until signing day.

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Player: Keeon Virgile

Hometown: North Miami Beach, FL

School: North Miami Beach HS

Position: OLB

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 215

40 time: 4.6

Scholarships: Bowling Green, Florida Intl., Georgia, Kansas, Kansas St., Minnesota, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Purdue, South Florida, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Western Michigan

 

 

Rivals: :star :star :star

Scout: :star :star

ESPN: :star :star :star

 

 

It is tough to get a read on this potential player. He is listed at three very different weights --- anywhere from 191 pounds to 215 to 225. He is either 6 feet tall or 6 feet two. He is either a two star (scout) rated #136 at his position! or An un-ranked mid-three star from rivals. He has schools like Bowling Green, Florida International and Western Michigan after him... but also UNC and Georgia too. So... it is hard to know just what is up with this young mans actual potential.

 

We'll see how it rolls. He did not give NU that good a grade after his visit ... an 8 on a scale of 10 (where it seems 90% of visitors almost anywhere give a 10 or a 9 as their grade).

 

Who knows? We do... however, need an LB and having one as opposed to not having one is well... better. Maybe this is the guy.

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Per Jon Nyatawa Twitter:

 

Keeon Virgile's coach Jeff Bertani thinks the LB chooses btw UNC & NU 2nite. Then inform the schools 2mrw. Official announcement prolly Wed

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Really? Would it kill him to just type tonight and tomorrow. The half second he saved made him seem about 40% less professional with his Tweets.

 

Kind of a strange thing to bitch about. For the record, I believe tweets are limited to something like 140 characters.... Prolly why he was trying to abbreviate some of the longer words.

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