The visit went great," Missouri OL commit Trystan Castillo said to GopherDigest last night. "We talked about Webb City, my official visit coming up this weekend and a lot of things about the school as well. I can't wait to go up to Minnesota this weekend end now. Coach Claeys was just telling me about the school and the activities and things I'll be shown when I get there on my visit Friday. My family just took shots at him with a million questions as well. My mom and younger sister will be coming with me this weekend, so I can't wait! Coach Claeys said he likes the tenacity that I play with a lot. He likes that I'm not afraid to line up in front of someone and put them on their back. He loves that I love run blocking as he said that I'm a road grater."
Academics are huge for Castillo and that's something he'll be looking for on campus this weekend.
"What I'm looking forward to most are the academics and the lifestyle part of a football players life," Castillo explained to GopherDigest. "That's really the main reason for the visit. The coaches can tell me how great it is, but until I see it first hand, it doesn't matter and that's why I'm going. With last night being the first time I've meet Coach Claeys, I thought it was a great first experience. I love the guy, especially with how straight forward he is. He isn't just feeding me everything about the school. He wants me to get a first-hand experience and see for myself. We talked about the OL coach search a little and Claeys said that he's going to make sure it gets done fast, but he wants it to be the right guy as well."
The Gophers will have steep competition for the Missouri commit if they want to flip him to the Big Ten.
"I'll be leaving for Minnesota on Thursday night as we'll be driving. It's an eight hour drive, so we'll drive through the night to get there Friday morning and we'll start from there. My interest in Minnesota is pretty high right now and it was a great visit and I feel good about going to campus this weekend. I don't think I could flip immediately after the weekend as I want to make all my visits before I decide to commit. I want to make the right choice. I'm not 100% where else I'm going to visit yet though. I know that Iowa State is coming in tonight, Illinois tomorrow and Mississippi State among some other teams have talked about coming the school, but we'll see what happens."