It's a very good year for line talent in the state of Washington this coming year. One of the region's top center prospects is Bellevue's (Wash.) David DeCastro who decided to leave home and will play his college ball on the Farm.
DeCastro, 6-4, 280 pounds is the top prospect for one of the top football programs in the West region. Bellevue won another state title last season and DeCastro led the way earning all-county honors.
On the recruiting front, DeCastro picked up early offers from Washington, Washington State, Stanford and Oregon State with many feeling the Huskies were the team to beat. The lineman decided to leave the state however and committed on Tuesday to Stanford.
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"I just felt that Stanford was the best fit for me," DeCastro said. "Of all the schools recruiting me, they were pushing the hardest and recruited me harder than everyone else. It just felt like they wanted me more than the others.
"I love the campus at Stanford and obviously the education is hard to pass up. Football can only take you so far and when my playing days are done, there is no other place that can prepare you for life after sports than Stanford."