Castro "98%" Sure He Wants To Commit

Murrieta (CA) Vista Murrieta four-star linebacker Jeremy Castro has received his offers and has taken plenty of visits. The question, however, is when will he render a decision. With nearly nine months till Signing Day 2012, Castro thinks he already knows where he wants to be.

Indeed, schools far and wide have clamored for the inside track on Murrieta (CA) Vista Murrieta four-star defensive end/outside linebacker Jeremy Castro since his recruitment started picking up considerable steam earlier this spring.

Castro's latest offer comes from Oklahoma, as the Sooners join programs the likes of LSU, Ole Miss, as well as most of the Pac-12 Conference, to comprise the 22 total scholarship offers that he currently holds. Castro has also visited seven schools, as Washington, UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Stanford, Cal and San Jose State have all unofficially hosted the 20th ranked outside linebacker in the country, according to

Yet, the one destination Castro has yet to visit is one place that could effectively end all future visits for this highly touted athlete.

"I'm thinking about committing (to Oregon)," said Castro on Wednesday. "Everything is going perfect with them. I love their coaching staff; the last people who talked to me were coach Al (Nick Aliotti) and coach Azz (Jerry Azzinaro)."

For Castro, a visit to Eugene and a matter of percentage points is all that separates him from giving a verbal pledge to Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and the Ducks.

"The only downfall is that I haven't been there yet," stated Castro, who is being recruited by Oregon to play the defensive end/outside linebacker "drop" position in the Duck defense. "But I'm 98% sure I want to commit ASAP because that's my future school."

As of now, no firm dates have been set between Castro and the Oregon coaching staff for an upcoming visit, though Castro says that he's in the process of solidifying an unofficial visit date sometime this summer.

Stay with for the latest on Jeremy Castro and the rest of the prospective recruiting class for the Ducks in 2012.

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