California continues to be a place where the Sooners recruit hard. This past weekend the Sooners stopped by Vista Murrieta HS in Murrieta (CA) to check out Su'a Cravens, a 2013 safety who already holds a Sooner offer, and they also had a chance to evaluate a top 2012 prospect as well.
Craven's teammate, Jeremy Castro, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound linebacker prospect grabbed the Sooners' attention and before leaving the Vista Murrieta campus Castro was informed that he had a Sooner offer.
"That's a big offer I mean they come in at number one this year," Castro stated. "They're in my top two with Oregon right now."
At the moment Castro says Oregon is his leader but the Sooners have quite a bit going for them that he likes.
"I heard they have a fantastic program," Castro began. "They put guys in the league. Coach Stoops, I heard he is a real great coach. The defensive ends coach he really likes me. He's a really good coach and I like his personality. Everything about their coaching staff I just love just like Oregon's."
Castro holds 22-offers from schools all over the country who liked what they saw out of the talented prospect who finished his junior season with 118-tackles, 13-sacks, eight-tackles for loss, three-forced fumbles and two-fumble recoveries.
"I have family in Texas so it wouldn't be a problem if I go stay with them and visit OU in the summer. I'm pretty sure in the summer I should have a visit up there."
Decision time is likely to come in August or early September Castro stated. Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated as we continue to follow Castro all the way up until he announces his decision on where he intends to play his college ball.--Joey Helmer--