Alabama Prep Star Visits UVA

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Briarwood Christian School (Birmingham, AL) star Simeon Castille joined the long list of visitors in town for the Florida State game last weekend. The 6-1, 189 pound cornerback target was making the first of his five official visits, and he came away having enjoyed his stay in Charlottesville.

“It was great,” said Castille, who was hosted by red-shirt freshman cornerback Tony Franklin and former BCS teammate and current Virginia sophomore linebacker Mark Miller. “The campus and everything was awesome. The game was nice. The coaches are first class. Everything about it was great, really.”

For Castille, the highlight of the weekend was going to the FSU game.

“The game was awesome,” said Castille. “The atmosphere was crazy.
The only thing that would have made it better is if Virginia would have won.”

Virginia is currently in the top five for Castille, however the Cavaliers have not extended an official scholarship offer. He expects them to offer him a scholarship in the near future.

Because his father Jeremiah played defensive back for Alabama from 1979-1982 and his brother Tim is a freshman fullback for the Crimson Tide, most believe Alabama to be the clear leader here. Simeon, however, says he wants to remain open in the recruiting process.

“Right now, I’m trying to be wide open,” said Castille. “I’m not saying Alabama isn’t for me. I want to take it slow. I’m looking at Alabama and I’m looking at LSU, Louisville, and Georgia [in addition to Virginia].”

Alabama, LSU, and Louisville have offered scholarships. No other official visits have been set as Castille is focused on bringing a state championship to BCS.

“I really don’t know where I’ll take my other visits yet,” said Castille. “I’ll probably visit the four schools I mentioned earlier. Right now though, we are 7-1 on the season and we play the number one team in the state. Our season is going great and I’m focusing on winning a state championship. I’ll think more about recruiting after the season is over. I’m not thinking about it too much now.”

Castille is a four-year starter for BCS. He started at cornerback for three years before moving to safety for this season. On offense, he plays wide receiver and running back. He is being recruited by most schools as a cornerback.

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