Jeremy Castro attended the USC junior day last weekend and the Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta defensive end plans to return probably twice more this spring and summer in hopes of getting an offer.
According to Castro, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound prospect, the USC coaching staff told him they'd like to see him at their lineman camp and at Rising Stars camp. If he performs well at both of those, Castro hopes he can pick up an offer from the Trojans.
That would be a game-changer in his recruitment.
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"I was really interested in what they were saying and I'm really interested in going to their school," Castro said. "They want me to go to their lineman camp and their Rising Stars camp and they just want me to keep in touch with them. I plan on going to both of those.
"That would be the offer I am waiting for. I like their program and their coaches and how they put that together. They keep you on track on the field and with your grades."
Castro, who finished with more than 100 tackles on a team that finished 13-2 this past season, claims offers from Colorado and UCLA. He isn't too involved with either program yet but plans to do more research soon.
"I really don't know much about (Colorado)," Castro said. "I heard they have a great program and a great academic program. too. I haven't really looked into them yet.
"At UCLA, I like how they keep their athletes on track with their grades and they do a really good job developing their players."
Castro plans to attend Oregon's spring game and said he'd like to attend as many camps as possible this summer with those USC stops being a top priority.