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Player: Quentin Castille

Hometown: La Porte, TX

Position: FB

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 238

40 time: 4.82

Visit Date: September 2, 2006

Scholarships offered: Central Florida, Iowa State, Louisville, Northwestern, Nebraska, Indiana, Georgia Tech

Favorites: Committed to Nebraska

Rankings/Stars:

Rivals: NR/ :star:star:star:star

Bid Red Report: NR/ :star:star:star

 

Assessing the talent: He brings a lot to the table. Runs too straight up for college. Rushed for over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns. I bet we see a move to defense in college. He’s certainly not afraid to lower his head or jack a LB up at FB.

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 96% When he visits it doubles the odds. Ted Gilmore is recruiting him.

 

Quentin Castille

RB 6-1 235 La Porte, Texas - La Porte HS

“Nebraska was my favorite childhood team. For them to recruit me, that sold me right there.”

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If he has some decent hands, I wouldn't mind moving him to TE or H-Back since we probally won't have a true fullback position any longer. But LB wouldn't be a bad position for him either if he loves to hit.

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none of the Texas schools seem interested.......if that 40 time is anywhere near correct he sure couldn't play fullback.......but yes, he could work out at another position, maybe on the defense........

 

 

hunter

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I'm about that same size and WAS at that same speed at one time. I played fullback and defensive end in HS and fullback in college for a year. He seems undersized for fullback or tight end. I think with some Husker Strength training he could be an excellent linebacker considering he likes to hit (also my favorite).

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I would much rather have a 4.8 40 fullback that a 4.8 linebacker. All the fb has to do is lead block, pass protect, and go on short pass routes. Do we really think Dane Todd is faster than our LB's: Octavian, McKeon, Rudd, Bradley, whomever they may be.

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True, but with our strength and conditioning program he could lose 2 maybe 3 tenths off his 40. You have to remember though, LBs or FBs are not running 40s on every play. LBs require a lot more quick reaction times and acceleration, not necessarily top speed.

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True, but with our strength and conditioning program he could lose 2 maybe 3 tenths off his 40. You have to remember though, LBs or FBs are not running 40s on every play. LBs require a lot more quick reaction times and acceleration, not necessarily top speed.

Of course our strength program will increase the speed a little. More importantly than the 40 yd dash is the 10 yd dash which you seldom see posted on a players profile. Along with the short burst go lateral movement, change of direction, and such.

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That's exactly right. Those are all things that can be improved upon once (if) he went NU. The only problem might be his willingness for a position change.

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That's exactly right. Those are all things that can be improved upon once (if) he went NU. The only problem might be his willingness for a position change.

I agree he must be willing to change positions, but I think we need to bring in a fullback this year. Todd is a senior and Miller just left the program. I was looking at the roster, and there are a couple of fb's on the roster: Farino, Koehler, and Senske but I'm not sure if any of them have played or are good enough to be the "every down fb". That Farino is one big dude though, 6' 270 lbs. Maybe there are plans in the works to have one of these guys take over. I believe they are all walk-ons. Then there is always the H-back role that our tightends can play.

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gawd........a 6 foot 270 lb. fullback? if he can move at all, he should be like running behind a semi!

 

 

hunter

Farino is listed at 6' 230 and a R/S Freshman. unless he gained 40lbs this year I dont think he is 270, and if he did I dont think that he will be playing fullback any more

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dont forget a walk on by the name of Makovica, he has 2 brothers that walked on and excelled as fullbacks at NU

yeah..the name does sound somewhat familiar...

 

 

:sarcasm:sarcasm:sarcasm

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gawd........a 6 foot 270 lb. fullback? if he can move at all, he should be like running behind a semi!

 

 

hunter

Farino is listed at 6' 230 and a R/S Freshman. unless he gained 40lbs this year I dont think he is 270, and if he did I dont think that he will be playing fullback any more

According to Huskers.com he is listed as a rFr and at 270.

 

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OWH's link to the 2006 roster listed him at 230. I will tend to believe Husker.com. thanks for the correction, 270 is huge. do you know what he reported at as a freshman?

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OWH's link to the 2006 roster listed him at 230. I will tend to believe Husker.com. thanks for the correction, 270 is huge. do you know what he reported at as a freshman?

Yeah, I just looked at the OWH roster and it had him listed at 230. I guess he must have put on some weight in the last year.

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some weight???? holy cow 40 lbs in a year, I have heard of the freshman 10 but not 40.......

 

that has to slow him down just a little bit

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hello, castille has scheduled a visit to l-ville for dec 1, yet my $ says that he will be committed to NU after his visit this weekend:

 

http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=204&p=8&c=1&nid=2361714

 

p.s. he is visiting along w/ ryan hill

 

2nd p.s. he is also listing mi st, l-ville, & NU co-leaders

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Nice get. :thumbs But I got a question either I am looking at it wrong or the stats here on Huskerboard topic and the stats on Scout are all different. Which one is right? Thanks

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This just makes me smile. This guy said a few days ago that Louisville moved into the lead from the similarities he ties into with Bush and how they would use him like that. It just shows what an awesome time to Neb can do for a recruit even if they have someone else "leading". Gotta love it...

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Nice get. :thumbs But I got a question either I am looking at it wrong or the stats here on Huskerboard topic and the stats on Scout are all different. Which one is right? Thanks

At the top his forty time on scouts says 4.4 in the middle it says 4.82 on the same page??? :wacko:

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Husker Football Notebook, 9/3: Ruud happy to be part of the action

 

Verbal commitment: Quentin Castille, a 6-foot-1, 234-pound fullback from La Porte, Texas, on Saturday gave Nebraska coaches a verbal commitment to accept their scholarship offer. He becomes the 10th high school player to pledge to the Huskers’ class of 2007. In addition to Nebraska, Castille received scholarship offers from Louisville, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Central Florida and Texas-El Paso.

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Anyone think he will play FB? Maybe HB if he's on O.

He is already pretty big. By time he saw the field for us he would be huge though, if he happened to play FB for us in the future. Might not be a bad idea to have a big bodied bruiser like Castille lead blocking for our RB's in a few years.

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Anyone think he will play FB? Maybe HB if he's on O.

He is already pretty big. By time he saw the field for us he would be huge though, if he happened to play FB for us in the future. Might not be a bad idea to have a big bodied bruiser like Castille lead blocking for our RB's in a few years.

Also good speed to catch passes out of the backfield and maybe, just maybe get a couple of carries for the fb.

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Anyone think he will play FB? Maybe HB if he's on O.

He is already pretty big. By time he saw the field for us he would be huge though, if he happened to play FB for us in the future. Might not be a bad idea to have a big bodied bruiser like Castille lead blocking for our RB's in a few years.

Also good speed to catch passes out of the backfield and maybe, just maybe get a couple of carries for the fb.

I was thinking the same for him catching a few passes out of the backfield. He will be a lot more mobile than Mann is coming out to do that for us too. I think that is what makes it hard to Mann to receive a pass that he is just not very maneuverable.

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I was thinking the same for him catching a few passes out of the backfield. He will be a lot more mobile than Mann is coming out to do that for us too. I think that is what makes it hard to Mann to receive a pass that he is just not very maneuverable.

You mean Todd? I agree, I think Todd doesn't have much mobility. I remember a pass last year that Taylor threaded right between his arms because he can't bring them together because he is so huge.

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I was thinking the same for him catching a few passes out of the backfield. He will be a lot more mobile than Mann is coming out to do that for us too. I think that is what makes it hard to Mann to receive a pass that he is just not very maneuverable.

You mean Todd? I agree, I think Todd doesn't have much mobility. I remember a pass last year that Taylor threaded right between his arms because he can't bring them together because he is so huge.

Todd...Yes, Todd. What the heck was I thinking with Mann? :lol:

 

Dane Todd, not Kurt Mann. But yeah, it seems he has too much upper body muscle to be an effective catch and run guy out of the backfeild. For some reason though we have used that play passing to him from the FB position quite a bit and I guess it has been ok...sometimes works, other times it doesn't

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According to Crabtree yesterday on 1620, he is now a four star. Wow! Does that imediately mean he is a better player? Does that mean all of a sudden he is stronger, faster, smarter because an extra star was given to him? A star automatically gives you more physical powers? :lol:

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According to Crabtree yesterday on 1620, he is now a four star. Wow! Does that imediately mean he is a better player? Does that mean all of a sudden he is stronger, faster, smarter because an extra star was given to him? A star automatically gives you more physical powers? :lol:

 

That's cool, that makes 2. Stars don't mean crap, it might help w/ the media and public. Our recuriting ranking for the year isn't the best yet. Still some time though.

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According to Crabtree yesterday on 1620, he is now a four star. Wow! Does that imediately mean he is a better player? Does that mean all of a sudden he is stronger, faster, smarter because an extra star was given to him? A star automatically gives you more physical powers? :lol:

 

That's cool, that makes 2. Stars don't mean crap, it might help w/ the media and public. Our recuriting ranking for the year isn't the best yet. Still some time though.

 

 

Three..Paul, Lawwrence, Castille

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Three..Paul, Lawwrence, Castille

 

Could be 2 if they grade Paul as a 5 star at the end of the season. Given his complete domination this year, it's a good possibility.

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According to Crabtree yesterday on 1620, he is now a four star. Wow! Does that imediately mean he is a better player? Does that mean all of a sudden he is stronger, faster, smarter because an extra star was given to him? A star automatically gives you more physical powers? :lol:

 

That's cool, that makes 2. Stars don't mean crap, it might help w/ the media and public. Our recuriting ranking for the year isn't the best yet. Still some time though.

 

 

Three..Paul, Lawwrence, Castille

 

 

Any statisticians in the house? Because I'm not going to agree with the comment that "stars don't mean crap."

 

The top teams every year usually have had very good recruiting classes in the previous three years. There are exceptions, of course, but I'm going to have to say that yes, stars do mean crap.

 

 

Just my opinion...

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i remember a coach that always seemed to find the hidden gems out there that were not highly rated with stars. won 3 national championships in 4 years and didnt have a top 10 recruiting class in any of the preceding years. i think his name was Tom, not sure though, might just have to go back in time and look at that.

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Credit a lot of that to the option, which has gone the way of the dodo. They recruited a lot system players who would work in the option offense.

 

 

 

It's a different game now. Again, if someone could run the numbers, I'd love to see if there is a statistically significant correlation between "stars" and on-field success.

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i remember a coach that always seemed to find the hidden gems out there that were not highly rated with stars. won 3 national championships in 4 years and didnt have a top 10 recruiting class in any of the preceding years. i think his name was Tom, not sure though, might just have to go back in time and look at that.

 

I'm not trying to flame you, but between 91-98, TO had 5 classes in the top 12 and all were in the top 20, according to an article I found in SI a while back. If you do a search on here, you can find it.

 

Anyways, how come Castille was upgraded? I didn't realize he was a prospect "on the move." He must be damn good if they are upgrading him.

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Three..Paul, Lawwrence, Castille

 

Could be 2 if they grade Paul as a 5 star at the end of the season. Given his complete domination this year, it's a good possibility.

 

 

If stars are that important then I would be willing to bet that our 2005 recruiting class isn't in the top 20 anymore with the loss of 3 4 stars, 3 three stars, and a 2 star. I would rather see how a class finishes, than starts out. Point being is that like was mentioned earlier there are a lot better team players out there that will stick around for 5 years that are 3 stars, than the 5 star players that think they have to play now and will only be around for 3 years. Some of it is attitude. I don't think stars and rankings means crap, but to be mentioned on Sports Center as the team with the #1 recruiting class you must have :star:star:star:star:star

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sorry, but stars are huge.......look at the kids with 4 and 5 stars and many of them are having an immediate impact with their play, Tebow,

McCoy and many other freshman are playing as such, the rest in their sophmore years......if you recruit kids at this level, consistently, who cares if they go pro after their junior year? you have many more coming on board......ND and USC are doing a great job of getting the best kids right out of high school...we will be constantly challenged until we can attract more 4 and 5 star kids out of high school......and with this generation wanting more high profile coverage and instant gratification and playing time, those schools that attract more "attention and coverage" will continue to have a leg up on the rest......and living on the coast or at a party/sunbelt school is huge....kids are different now and they want a great atmosphere to not only compete in, but live and play in too.....it is just the reality we need to face

 

hunter

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I had a friend in high school who was given three stars initially and when they gave him a fourth he could suddenly leap tall buildings in a single bound and was bench pressing a volvo with one hand. :nanalama

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