Oregon Is Castro's Top School

Standing 6'3'' and 245 lbs., Murrieta (CA) Vista Murrieta four-star linebacker Jeremy Castro is a pass rushing extraordinaire packed in a run-stopper's body. With the versatility to play either linebacker or defensive end at the collegiate level, Castro already has a particular favorite in mind.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"Yes sir."

How long ago did you receive that offer?

"A couple months ago."

Do you remember which coach from Oregon extended that offer to you?

"It was coach Azz (Jerry Azzinaro)."

What's the contact been like with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"My coach had been telling me that they were interested and then just a couple weeks ago -- during spring break -- they offered. I was supposed to go to their spring game and see their campus and things...but this weekend I'm going to Washington."

What is your overall interest in Oregon right now?

"I'm highly interested in Oregon right now. It's probably my number one school."

Is there a particular thing that stands out to you about Oregon when you consider them as an option?

"It's their coaching staff. And their academics program is pretty awesome."

Is the Oregon coaching staff considering you strictly as a linebacker or have they discussed you playing defensive end as well?

"They discussed me as a defensive end/linebacker type."

Is that something that is of particular interest to you?

"I'm cool with anything, actually. It doesn't really matter."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"A team player...I like to play as a team and get that camaraderie built and motivate my players."

Is there a guy at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"DeMarcus Ware."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Just the academics and the coaching staff and how good the facilities are."

Have you taken any previous unofficial visits or anything like that to Oregon?

"Not yet."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Not really. Something like criminal justice (maybe)."

What are some of the offers that you have right now from other schools?

"Colorado, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State, Arizona, Ole Miss, LSU, Washington and I think that's it."

You mentioned Oregon being your top school, but do you have a top five or anything like that at this point?

"Not right now. Iowa State offered and I want to see what their program is like."

Do you have any plans to take any unofficial visits or go to any camps?

"I think in the summer time I'm actually gonna be going a lot of places to take my unofficial visits and go to a couple of camps and things."

Have you made any concrete plans yet?

"No sir."

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