Jeremy Castro could be weeks away from making his college decision.
The Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta defensive end said once school is over in early June he will probably be ready to make his commitment to Oregon and it would be another big pickup for the Ducks, who currently have four players in their recruiting class.
The way Castro tells it he's ready to make his commitment soon.
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"We get out of school June 8 and I'm planning to get it done soon after that," Castro said. "Oregon has always been my No. 1 since I started getting offers. It's a wonderful school to be and I like that. I just like what they're doing.
"I really like (defensive line) coach (Jerry) Azzinaro and (defensive coordinator Nick) Aliotti. I've liked him for a long time. He seems like a cool guy."
Castro, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound four-star prospect who finished with 118 tackles and 11 sacks in his junior season, said he would prefer to visit Oregon before making his commitment but that might not be possible.
The Southern California prospect is still willing to make his pledge without seeing Eugene but he is planning a trip there this summer if not earlier.
"That's what I'm trying to do before I commit," Castro said. "I want to commit but I don't want to get myself in a bad situation where I can't get out of it because I didn't take a trip up there first. It's probably going to have to wait until summer."
So far, Castro has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Iowa State, LSU, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA and Washington.
There is a good chance he can take trips to Arizona and Colorado at some point but Castro said once he makes his commitment - and it looks like Oregon will win out - that he's going to stay firm in his pledge.
"I think I'm going to take some visits maybe to Colorado so I can see (defensive line) coach (Mike) Tuiasosopo and maybe another Arizona visit," Castro said.
"If another coach comes down and shows some interest there might be competition but I'm pretty set on Oregon."