Matt Visinsky

Wide receiver WR Xavier Castille no longer with SMU program

SMU's wide receiving corps took a hit on Tuesday when Pony Stampede learned of a player no longer with the SMU program.

SMU wide receiver Xavier Castille is no longer with the football program, a source told Pony Stampede. A text to an SMU spokesperson has yet to be returned, but Castille is not listed on SMU's online roster.

Castille has not been with the program since shortly after spring practices completed, the source said.

The Rockwall, Texas native finished his sophomore season strong leading to hope that along with Courtland Sutton, James Proche and transfer Trey Quinn, he would have been able to really step up to round out the talented group of receivers. 

Proche passed Castille for snaps in the 2016 season after redshirting in 2015, but Castille has plenty of talent that SMU could have used in its receiving corps.

This past season, Castille played in all 12 games, making three starts. The rising junior finished third on the team in receptions (40) and receiving yards (423). In the season finale against Navy, he racked up a career-high eight receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown.

After signing with the Mustangs as a three-star recruit in head coach Chad Morris' first class over offers from Oklahoma State, Washington, Houston, Kansas and others, Castille came in and made five starts while playing in 12 games as a freshman. He hauled in 23 catches for 254 yards and two touchdowns in 2015.

Stay tuned to Scout for more on this developing story.

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