May 12, 2008

Castillo looking to prove himself

As the last recruit to receive an offer from Iowa, committing on the day before signing day this year, cornerback Greg Castillo is coming to campus looking to prove himself. Castillo, whose father is the offensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, talks about his upcoming freshman year and much more.

Q: How much high school do you have left?

CASTILLO: We've got two weeks. This week is a review week and then next week we've got finals. We graduate June 1st.

Q: How is everything wrapping up in your last year?

CASTILLO: It's been good. We just had senior prom this weekend and it's been memorable. It's been a good time. I'm just trying to make the best out of it.

Q: When are you headed to Iowa this summer?

CASTILLO: I'm going to be there July 6th for the second session of workouts.

Q: Looking back on your decision and the offer coming right before signing day, did it all happen pretty fast?

CASTILLO: Yeah, but I don't regret a thing. I had been to their camps and I felt comfortable there. The coaches are great and I'm just excited to get there.

Q: What was it like as things went down to the wire?

CASTILLO: They were just telling me to be patient with them and they might have an offer.

Q: When did they actually offer?

CASTILLO: The day before signing day. My dad actually took me out of school to tell me they offered. I was shocked, but excited at the same time.

Q: Did you already know what you wanted to do at that point or did you have to talk it over?

Q: For some people that may not know that much about you, what are some of your strengths as a d-back?

CASTILLO: I feel like I'm a leader on and off the field. I feel like I bring a presence to the defense and my technique is what I'm probably known for. I may not be the fastest corner or the biggest corner, but my technique makes up for it.

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