Spokane (Wash.) Ferris standout DeAngelo Casto transferred schools, won a state title and was named the state's player of the year.
After averaging 18.7 points a game, Casto blocked 25 shots in his last 4 state tournament games, including a record 8 in the championship game. Now, his recruitment has taken off and should some things work out academically in the classroom and off the court, he'll be playing college buckets next year.
Casto is all but committed to Washington State and the smart money is on the Cougars to make him part of their program next season. Presently, Tony Bennett's club doesn't have a scholarship but potentially it could.
"I want to stay home and its UW or WSU but if I can do it real big I may try to do that," Casto said. "Big" means a place like Georgetown, which recently called.
However, when pressed Casto admitted that he's all but verbally committed to WSU and hoping the situation works itself out. "(Interest is) very high right now," Casto said. "I'm thinking about the staying home thing. Tony Bennett's a great Christian man and I like how he is. As a man and as a basketball team, I think that's the place I'm going to end up."
Recently, Casto visited Pullman and was impressed. "We went down there. The scholarship thing (is complicated). The only reason I can't commit 100% is that they don't have a 100% chance there's a scholarship for me."
A cautious Casto told Scout.com that he simply has to keep an open mind. "I can't say I'm going to go there (for sure) and they not have (a scholarship). I'm keeping my options open in case. If I can go big and they don't have one, I'll do that."