2015 Rockwall (TX) receiver Xavier Castille received a visit from new head coach Chad Morris last week and loves the direction the program is heading.
“I really appreciated coach Morris taking the time to come visit me and talk to me about SMU, it was really cool to see how passionate he is and ready to turn this program around,” said Castille.
The main focus of the talk by Morris was to assure Castille that he was going to turn this program around.
“He just talked about how he was planning to rebuild SMU and he said a lot of things that I really liked, I really like the school, and some of the players he was talking about,” said Castille. There is no doubt in the receiver’s mind that the program is going to be turned around sooner rather than later.
“I know this program is going to be turned around, I’m not saying first year it will be a top notch but I definitely think Coach Morris is going to get this turned around and I would love to be a part of it.”
Morris was joined on his visit by coach Justin Stepp who struck up a great relationship with the Rockwall receiver.
Castille, a three star receiver as rated by Scout, will once again be in contact with the SMU coaching staff Tuesday night when coach Stepp will visit the receiver’s family.
While Castille’s team has been knocked out, he enjoyed a huge season with 90 catches for 1,606 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for another 632 yards.
The 5’11, 195 pound receiver said it doesn’t matter who is on the team he is just ready to make plays and help his team win however he can.
“He said some great things about the program and I’m really excited for him to step in,” said Castille, ”I just try to make plays when I get the ball in my hands and play every play like every one is my last.”
Despite just recently receiving interest from SMU, Castille has always been familiar with the school after his dad worked just across the street.
“I’ve always been to SMU, it was a good place for location wise, it’s always been a great school I know they had their troubles this season but its always been a great place to go academically and to get a degree in that I can work with, and having Coach Morris come I know this program is going to get turned around,” said Castille.
The Rockwall native has been to many basketball games at SMU and plans to come to some more.