Caston Commits to Arkansas State

The timing was right, said Pascagoula, Miss., defensive end Caleb Caston, who became the Arkansas State Red Wolves' sixth commitment on Friday.

"It was just time for me to commit,'' said Caston, who is the fourth defensive player to make a pledge to the Red Wolves.

A three-year starter for the Panthers, Caston liked what he saw when he visited A-State this summer.

"It just felt right,'' he said. "When I went up there and toured the campus I really liked it. I liked it up there a lot. I felt comfortable. "And it helped that I have family up there. They are really excited."

Eliah Drinkwitz was the lead recruiter for the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder.

ASU was his first offer.

As a sophomore, Pascagoula lost in the first round and fell in the state finals last year.

"I think we have a chance to be pretty good,'' he said.

In high school the Panthers have used Caston in several spots.

"I have mainly played defensive end and some linebacker,'' he said. " I also played a little tight end last year. ASU has talked to me about playing a hybrid defensive end.

He has attended camps at Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. He has also made a visit to Jonesboro.

Caston recorded 61 tackles and nine sacks in 2012, helping lead the Panthers to the Class 5A South title. The Panthers have gone 20-7 the past two seasons.

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