May 8, 2009

Virges going both ways as a senior

As a sophomore, West Point's Curtis Virges played on the defensive line and as a junior he was used primarily on the offensive line.

But for his senior campaign he will have to do both. The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder is expected to start on both sides of the ball for the Green Wave at defensive tackle and left guard.

"I'm going to have to go both ways just about the whole time," Virges said. "I'm going to be on the field the whole time. Last year I got my wind up by going to basketball so that's what I'm going to do again."

Virges and the rest of his teammates are currently going through spring training and will play Louisville on Thursday to wrap things up.

Last season West Point went 8-3 but were knocked out of the playoffs by Lafayette County in the first round. The Green Wave also lost two district games in 2008, their first district losses in over three years snapping a 19-game streak.

But Virges feels his team is ready to bounce back in 2009.

"I feel like we are going to have a great year this year," Virges said. "Our o-line and d-line is getting everything together right now on what we need to focus on over the summer."

Summer is also when Virges plans on looking at his college options. He currently holds offers from Mississippi State and Southern Miss and is also getting interest from Ole Miss and Alabama.



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