"It was a great visit," Castille told InsideTheVille.com Sunday night. "Louisville has a lot to offer me. The school and the football team speak for itself and I liked the city, too. I liked the way they prepared for the game and I really got into their clap station before the game – I was feeling that. That was cool."
Castille, who ran for more than 1,600 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior, was accompanied to Louisville for his official visit by his mother and uncle. And while his mother and uncle didn't initially get a strong vibe for Louisville on Friday, Castille asked them to hang in and give the Cardinals a chance.
By the time Castille and his family left Louisville for Texas Sunday, everybody was "feeling" Bobby Petrino's fifth-ranked, BCS-bound program.
"Me and Mike went out Friday night to Fourth Street Live and the Hard Rock Café," said Castille, referring to the potentially NFL-bound Michael Bush. "He basically has the key to the city. We had a great time there."
"Friday night, my mom and uncle weren't quite feeling Louisville as much as the trip to Nebraska, but that all changed Saturday at the game and Sunday," he added. "They were really sold on Louisville Saturday and Sunday and the game was impressive. My mom wants me to go to Nebraska, but my uncle likes Louisville."
Apparently, Quentin likes the Cardinals, too, especially after watching the Cardinals roll to a 48-17 win over Connecticut at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. "Nebraska already has four committed running backs and that bothers me because I think they might plan to move me to fullback and that's not something I want to do," Castille said.
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From talking with Bush, another big running back, Castille doesn't have any worries about such a move to fullback should he back out of his verbal commitment with the Huskers and sign with Louisville.
"Right now it's between Nebraska and Louisville," Castille said. "I'm kind of leaning toward Louisville. I want to be the "guy," and Coach (Greg) Nord said I'm their main guy they're recruiting this year. Going to the BCS is big. Hopefully, I could help them get back next season."
Castille said he'll consider his options closely before finalizing a decision later this month. "If I go to Louisville, they tell me I could start right away next season," he said, noting that early playing time is the most important factor he's considering in choosing a college. "I feel I would fit in great with their offense because it's the same offense we run in high school."
Bush could also play a big part in Castille's decision. "We have the same running style but the coaches say I have a little more speed. He runs a 4.6 and I'm a 4.5 guy," Castille said. "Mike said he might go to the NFL draft, but I wouldn't mind playing with him next year. I could learn a lot from him. If he stayed, it would be good for me."