Recruiting: Sooners evaluating Texas fullback

La Porte, Texas fullback Quentin Castille talks about his interest in Oklahoma.


Some teams look for a prospect who is a combination running back/fullback for potential collegiate fullback, and Quentin Castille has a lot more fullback in him than tailback.

"I see myself as a running back, but my uncle always told me that I would get recruited better as a fullback," said Castille. "On my team, I play running back and fullback. The fullback on my team is actually the running back, because he does most of the running."

Castille broke into the La Porte starting lineup as a sophomore last season rushing for 1,203 yards on 161 carries and 12 touchdowns. Castille also caught 12 passes for 56 yards. This season Castille will again be the one-back in a spread offense and he will also get a chance to play some strong safety on defense.

Castille can bench 305 pounds, squats 425 and he has posted a 32-inch vertical jump. He began the basketball season as a starter, but eventually left the team to concentrate on football workouts. He hopes to rejoin the basketball team this year.

Castille has attended junior days at Northwestern and Texas A&M, and he went to the Texas summer camp. He is still looking for his first offer, but Louisville, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and LSU all are communicating with him on a constant basis.

"I am looking hard at Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Louisville," said Castille. "Those are my top three schools at the moment, and Vanderbilt is my leader. I like Oklahoma a lot, but right now they are just sending me material and I have only talked to them once. I really like Oklahoma and they tell me that they are going to continue to evaluate me and that they will eventually offer me. I think they are going to come by my school sometime in the next two weeks. I hope they do, because I really like Oklahoma."

Quentin is still looking to quality, but he is very close.

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