Quentin Castille put basketball aside this spring and concentrated on football offseason, which has paid dividends.
Castille, who played at 220 pounds last season, hit the weights and has shot up to 242 pounds of good muscle.
"This is his first offseason ever in high school," La Porte coach Jeff Lareau said. "It paid off and the coaches that come in here double-take. He's still running a 4.6, 40-yard dash also."
Castille has been offered by Georgia Tech and Louisville and is getting sincere looks from Oklahoma and Nebraska.
"He's going to play both ways for us," Lareau said. "He will play safety and running back. He projects as an H-back in college because he can catch and block. He really runs well for his size.
"He's got an uncle who is involved in the recruiting process," he said. "I think he's going to travel him around this summer to some camps."
With Castille carrying much of the load, La Porte has a four-year letterman quarterback in Boogie Anagnostou. The 5-10, 200-pound athlete also excells on the baseball field.
"He's got great grades and is an athlete," Lareau said. "He's so talented and smart on the field. He'll get a shot somewhere."
La Porte's only big man is Chris Aston, a 6-5, 330-pound project. Aston plays on both lines and has turned a few recruiters heads this spring with his size alone.
"A lot of people are asking about Chris because he's such an unknown," Lareau said. "If he puts his mind to it, he could play in the next level."