Bellevue OL gets offered at Junior Day

Big, athletic and physical offensive lineman are a must in today's college football game and schools are constantly looking for players that fit into that mold. The Washington Huskies don't have to look too far this year because one of the toughest lineman on the west coast is right in their back yard – Bellevue OL David DeCastro.

"It was a really cool visit," DeCastro told Saturday evening. "Just being able to see in the position meetings how their offense works and compare it to how high school offenses run and how they do things in practices and so on."

DeCastro was offered by Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham before the UCLA game and said that offensive line coach Mike Denbrock told him why the Huskies are so high on him.

"He said that I have great potential and they are looking to upgrade and find good players, tough players and smart players and they want to build a championship team," Decastro said.

"I'm not really too sure what they are offering me as. This past year I played center and this coming year I'll be playing tackle so I'm not really sure what position they like me at."

In addition to his Husky offer, DeCastro also has received offers from Washington State and Stanford, but he doesn't have a leader or a favorite right now, although he did grow up liking the hometown team.

"Growing up in Bellevue I grew up a fan of the Huskies," DeCastro admitted. "I wasn't a diehard or anything like that, but when I watched them play I rooted for them over the other schools."

One of the top lineman to ever come out of the state played for Bellevue and decided to don the Maize and Blue this past fall as OL Steve Schilling committed to Michigan in January of 2006.

Even though they played along the line together, DeCastro said he didn't get to see too much of the recruiting spotlight that Schilling was under.

"I didn't really know him that much during his recruiting and I kept pretty quiet, but I really have no clue where I'm going to go and I want to give all the schools a chance to recruit me," DeCastro said. "I'll look at location and other things. There are so many aspects to making a decision like this, so it's really hard right now."

DeCastro mentioned he plans to take in the Washington camp this summer and the Oregon Nike camp that will be held in Eugene in May. He also may try to fit in day at Washington State's camp if time permits.

We'll have more from DeCastro as the recruiting season picks up pace heading into spring.

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