Tide legacy a top tailback prospect

The son of a former Bama All-American and a prep football star in his own right, Tim Castille has been well known to most Tide fans for several years. Early reports have Castille rated one of the top running back prospects in the South.

The youngest player to ever make an impact in the outcome of a state championship game, this multi-talented player burst on the scene as a 8th Grader when he performed at a level that exceeded some highly publicized players of that year. Castille (5-11, 220, 4.55) played wide receiver and finished that state championship season with 65 receptions for 1194 yards and 11 Tds.

Castille made the All State team as an 8th grader and has every year following.

His freshman year at Briarwood Christian in Birmingham, Castille moved to running back and was just as productive.

Castille at the line of scrimmage.

Castille has accumulated 8,125 career all purpose yards through his junior year and sports an eye-popping 92 touchdowns over that span. That yardage total puts him just over 1715 yards away from breaking the state record for all purpose yards. Castille also needs just 193 yards to become the states all time leading pass receiver.

Castille is a bruising runner with the ability to break the long run, catch the ball out of the backfield, or pound it out five yards at a time. He reminds some of former Texas star runner, Ricky Williams. The son of former Tide great Jeremiah Castille, who also played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim has 13 one hundred yards rushing games, 13 one hundred yards receiving games, and 42 one hundred yard all purpose games. In addition to those figures, he has 18 touchdown runs over 50 yards.

Following his recent junior year in which he led his team all the way to the state semi finals, Castille was honored statewide by being named to the Super All State Team.

He camped at Alabama as a freshman and says he is looking for a school that can best utilize his versatility as a runningback.

Castille benches 315 pounds and power cleans 265. He has a 3.0 GPA and will take the ACT in April.

Regarding recruiting, Castille says he will concentrate on the Southeast and that his top two schools are Alabama and Tennessee (both have offered ). Georgia Tech follows next, while Michigan and Michigan State may get a look.

Here is a look at Castille's career year by year.

Career Stats

Year Position Carries Yards Average Touchdowns
8th   WR         3       5    1.7      0 
Fr.   RB       110     937    8.5     10 
So.   RB       118     896    7.6     14 
JR.   RB       130     913    7.0     22 
Total          361    2751    7.6     46 

Year Receptions Yards Average Touchdowns
8th     65      1194    18.4     11 
Fr.     40       820    20.5      5  
So.     61       975    16.0     12 
Jr.     55       825    15.0     12 
Total  221      3814    17.3     40 

Year  Punt returns Yards Average Touchdowns
8th      9         137     15.2     1 
Fr.     19         251     13.2     1 
So.     18         285     15.8     2 
Jr.      0           0      0       0 
Total   46         673     14.6     4 

Year  Kickoff returns Yards Average Touchdowns
8th        3            70   23.3      0
Fr.       15           422   28.1      2
So.        8           137   22.8      0
Jr.        9           258   28.7      0 
Total     33           887   26.9      2

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