Castillo Considering Offer from BYU

Greg Castillo is a cornerback prospect from St. Joseph's prep school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Castillo made the long trip to Provo, Utah this past week to participate in camp. BYU's coaches seemed to be impressed, as they offered him a scholarship after the camp had concluded. TBS caught up with Castillo to learn of his camp experience.

"It was fun," said Greg Castillo. "I've obviously never been to Provo or to BYU, but I liked it. It's a great place."

Castillo is a 5-foot-10-inch, 165-pound cornerback prospect who claims a 4.41 forty, and who is being recruited by such schools as Rutgers, Iowa, Pittsburgh and BYU, among others. Castillo recorded 50 tackles, four interceptions and 17 pass deflections while starting at cornerback for St. Joseph's last year.

Castillo is also the son of Philadelphia Eagles offensive line coach Juan Castillo. So why did Castillo make the long trip across the country to camp two days at BYU?

"My dad just really wanted me to go there and check it out," said Castillo. "He flew me out there and I really didn't know what to expect, but I liked it."

Castillo was impressed with the Cougar coaching staff and the facilities at BYU, along with the environment and other factors. Although he's not LDS, Castillo said he felt comfortable at BYU.

"The coaches are great there," said Castillo. "They're real friendly and are guys I'd like to play for and learn from. Coach Mendenhall has a great program. BYU is a really nice place with good facilities and a good environment. I'd like to play for a school like that for sure."

Through workouts and other evaluations, BYU decided to offer the cornerback prospect after he rose to the forefront along with other prospects such as Kedron Paul and Marcel Posey.

"I was grateful that they offered me and I have a lot to think about this next week," said Castillo. "The coaches told me that they wanted a ‘yes' or ‘no' answer in a week, so it's a little stressful. I'll think about it a lot and then decide."


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