Washington lands LB commitment

Linebacker-defensive end Jeremy Castro (Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta) has committed to Washington, according to ESPN Recruiting's Greg Biggins.

"Oregon was leading early on for me but I started to feel more comfortable with Washington and felt like it was a better fit for me," Castro told Biggins. "I had some concerns about Oregon, it seems like they could be getting in trouble soon and honestly, they haven't been recruiting me very hard and haven't been returning my calls. The UW coaches talk to me all the time and made me feel like a priority and that meant a lot to me as well."

Castro, who will start off as a defensive end for the Huskies, recorded 118 tackles, 13 sacks and forced three fumbles as a junior.

He had narrowed his choices to the Huskies, Ducks and UCLA and was also offered by Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, LSU, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Washington State and several others.

The Huskies have 16 commitments.

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