Husky commit sets visit to Pac 12 school

When Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Ca.) DE Jeremy Castro committed to Washington back in July, he was pretty clear that he still wanted to take some visits. spoke to the talented defensive line prospect recently and he talked about which Pac 12 school he set up a visit with and gave us some other thoughts on recruiting as well...

"I set up my first official visit, to Oregon, for October 15th," Castro told "I'm going to go up there to see them when they play USC, so that should be a fun game to be at.

"Washington wants me to visit them after the season and that's when I plan to go up there and I know I'm going to visit UCLA and Arizona State and then I have one more visit to take and I'll leave that open and see where things stand before I decide what to do with that one."

Castro has been a popular recruit amongst the Husky coaches, speaking to defensive coordinator Nick Holt on Monday as well as head coach Steve Sarkisian and cornerbacks coach Demetrice Martin on Tuesday.

"Oh yeah, I keep in touch with them all the time," Castro said. "They just want to figure out a way to get me up there as soon as possible and I really want to go up and visit and just spend a weekend up there getting to know people better and it would be cool to hang out with (former teammate) Derrick (Brown) again."

While he remains committed to Washington, Castro said he feels he owes it to himself as well as the school he ultimately signs with to be sure before he inks his name on the dotted line.

"I love Washington and I've seen almost all of their games this year," Castro said. "I'm really excited that they like me and how well they are doing.

"I know it's hard for people to understand, but I want to make sure I've made the right decision and I feel like if I take those visits, it will either firm things up with Washington, because I will know I made the right decision, or it will show me that I didn't make the right decision and I need to go on a different path."

As far as his season is going, Castro said he's playing some defensive tackle as well as defensive end and he's already amassed 25 tackles, four sacks and nine tackles-for-loss while helping to lead his team to a 4-0 record.

"I'm 250 right now and the coaches felt like using me inside because they needed someone who could get penetration and I've had a good season doing that, but I like playing as a rush end," Castro said. "I am a stand-up pass-rusher in our defense and I feel that's what I do best.

"We're having a lot of fun and just flying around and making plays."

We will continue to keep in touch with Castro in the coming weeks and update news as it happens.

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