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RB, 6-1, 235, La Porte, Texas (La Porte HS)
Running back Quentin Castille is regarded as one of the top power backs in the country. The 6-1, 235-pounder is one of seven Nebraska signees from the state of Texas, the Huskers' largest recruiting harvest from that state since also signing seven players since 1989. Castille posted huge numbers for La Porte High School and Coach Jeff LaReau as a senior. He rushed for more than 1,800 yards and 22 touchdowns, while averaging nearly eight yards per carry. Castille also showed the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield with 12 receptions and a pair of touchdowns. His play helped La Porte High to a 7-5 record. Castille was dominant during his senior season, highlighted by a three 200-yard outings. Castille was at his best late in the season, including rushing for better than 300 yards and six touchdowns against Dobie and 250 yards in a win over Port Arthur Memorial. Castille was a second-team all-state picks and first-team all-district selection for his efforts. As a junior, Castille rushed for approximately 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns, while averaging 7.5 yards per tote. His performance as a junior earned him a unanimous all-district selection. Overall, Castille racked up more than 4,000 rushing yards during his prep career. Castille is a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com, which lists him as the nation's No. 2 fullback prospect. Rivals also ranks Castille as the 36th-best prospect in the state of Texas and includes him among its list of the nation's top 250 overall prospects. Castille is ranked as the No. 8 fullback prospect nationally by Scout.com and the No. 9 fullback in the nation by ESPN.com. He is listed 13th on the Texas Super 200 Senior Playmakers by Max Emfinger. Castille chose Nebraska over Louisville. He is the son of Wanda Castille and was born on April 25, 1989.