Castille Impressive at Auburn Camp

A report with video is featured on a 2010 in-state prospect, Briarwood Christian's Caleb Castille.

Birmingham, Ala.--Caleb Castille, a member of one of the more well-known football families in the state of Alabama, has been on the camp circuit this week with visits to Auburn and Alabama.

The rising senior running back at Briarwood Christian says his experience at Auburn was both surprising and rewarding.

"I found out about 20 minutes before the camp the Auburn coaches wanted me to work out at cornerback, which is a position I don't play at all," he says. "I play running back and some receiver. I decided to go ahead and give it a try and roll with the punches."

Castille says he had no idea how he would perform at the position, but says he thought he did rather well for a novice. "I didn't allow any passes to be completed and enjoyed doing it," he says. "Coach Lolley and Coach Thigpen told me they liked how I worked out in the camp and I think I did pretty well."

Phillip Lolley coaches cornerbacks for the Tigers and Tommy Thigpen is in charge of the safeties.

As the son of former Alabama star and NFL player Jeremiah Castille, and the younger brother of former Alabama and current NFL players Tim Castille and Simeon Castille, the Briarwood Christian High player admits it might surprise some people that he would attend an Auburn summer football camp.

A prospect still looking for his first scholarship offer, he says that his family members have been supportive of the idea of checking out a variety of colleges. "I might be going to Ole Miss later this week," he notes.

Caleb Castille works at at Auburn's Senior Camp.

A player who stands 5-10 and weights 161 pounds, he ran a sub 4.5 40 at the Auburn camp did an impressive time of 4.2 in the NFL short shuttle.

"I really enjoyed the camp at Auburn," he says. "It was awesome. I really enjoyed the coaches I met there. Auburn has great coaches."

Castille says he is looking to spend his college years around good people who share the same "morals and values" he does and notes that he is definitely interested in the Tigers.

After working out at cornerback at Auburn, he did the same thing at the Alabama camp and says he had another good experience at that session. "I think I did pretty well at the camp," he says.

If he makes the trip to Ole Miss as expected, that will be the last camp of the summer before turning his attention to his Briarwood Christian team, which has been one of the stronger programs in the state in recent years.

"We should be pretty good this year," he says. "We finally have more size than we have had in the past. It will be up to the seniors to show the kind of leadership we need to be successful."

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