In August 2013, there was a buzz when a top commitment arrived at the Warriors’ training camp at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
As a Vista Murrieta High senior in 2012, Jeremy Castro received a 4-star rating from Scout.com. Rivals.com rated Castro as the nation’s No. 17 weak-side defensive end and California’s No. 40 overall prospect. Castro signed with UCLA in February 2012, but did not meet all the requirements to enroll that fall. He then earned a qualifying ACT score, enrolled at UCLA in January 2013 and participated in spring ball. But he departed UCLA after that semester, receiving a scholarship release, and then committed to UH.
In accordance with NCAA transfer rules, Castro had to sit out the 2013 season as a redshirt. Still, he was heralded as one of the jewels of UH’s 2014 recruiting class.
During the 2015 season, Castro suffered a neck injury. He then endured a family tragedy. The past summer, Castro received a medical retirement that would allow him to remain on scholarship and attend school but end his football career.
Castro is set to earn a bachelor’s degree on May 13.
At last night’s H Awards, Castro received the athletic department’s Academic Perseverance Award.
“Everyone throughout the athletic department is proud of his perseverance and realization how important a degree is to his future,” coach Nick Rolovich told the Warrior Beat.
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Did you know today is National Lineman Appreciation Day?
Not sure if that’s limited to just offensive lineman (or big-skill, as they say in the business).
Hawaii has had really, really good linemen through the years. But my favorites were:
> Vince Manuwai
> Kelly McGill
> Doug Vaioleti
> Ed Riewerts
> Shawn Ching
> Manly Kanoa
> Keith Ah Yuen
> Samson Satele
> Jesse Sapolu
> Amosa Amosa
> Bernard Carvalho
> Joe Onosai