Castille set to star in AA game

It's an honor in itself to be nominated for an All-American game. Castille hopes to make the most of his nomination and really make a statement. The 6-foot-2 and 250-pound tailback from La Porte (Texas) has been in Shreveport for an all-star game all week and will be in action tomorrow.

Quentin Castille is hoping to shed some stereotypes. At 250 pounds, people automatically believe that he is a fullback. However, he is being recruited by Nebraska to play running back.

Castille has been in Shreveport all week long preparing for an All-American game that will take place tomorrow. The selection was an honor to Castille.

"It's going alright," Castille said. "It's was nice to be selected. It really opened my eyes."

When it comes to opening Castille's eyes, he is talking about the speed, the size and the quality of the other players around him in Shreveport.

"There are some great players out there. A lot better players out there then what I have been playing."

One of the big reasons Castille liked the idea of participating in such a game was because of the quality and speed of the other players.

"It really is. This is a little faster. They push me a little harder. Here I have to go 150% all the time."

Castille is lining up mostly as a single set back in a spread set. He says that he will get some chances to carry the ball tomorrow.

"We are running a spread offense and I am not the back that goes out as a flanker. I am getting may carries though."

While in Shreveport, Castille has had a chance to meet two other Nebraska commitments. The offensive commitment has Castille thinking about their days ahead in Lincoln.

"I met Marcel Jones and Blake Lawrence while I have been here. Marcel is humongous. Oh my gosh! I talked to him and I couldn't believe how be he was. 6-8 and 320.

"I wish I had them like that at my high school. I will get him though at Nebraska. He can move too. I saw him run. He can also dunk a basketball."

Castille was also a two-sport star, like Jones, but recently quit playing basketball. "I had to quit basketball. We are ranking #8 in the state. I was playing point guard."

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