Kansas City Chiefs running back Tim Castille was the third member of his family to play football at the University of Alabama. His younger brother Caleb will be the fourth, according to the Mobile Press Register.
Caleb Castille, son of former Crimson Tide star Jeremiah Castille, will walk on Alabama’s team this fall as a cornerback, his father said today.
A 5-foot-10, 175-pound wide receiver/defensive back from Briarwood Christian near Birmingham, Caleb has been speaking with UA assistant Sal Sunseri and is expected to report in August as an invited walk-on, his father said.
In doing so, Caleb would become the third Castille brother to play for the Crimson Tide this past decade, joining former running back Tim Castille and former cornerback Simeon Castille.
Both Tim and Simeon spent the past season with NFL teams. Tim caught on with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Simeon is now a free agent after a time with the San Diego Chargers.
“(Caleb) has been working hard,” Tim Castille said, “and this is the place we’ve been since I can remember. To have everybody end up going here, I think it’s really special.”
Tim said he felt “it was a tough decision” for Caleb to choose Alabama, who received interest from several Southeastern Conference schools but few solid scholarship offers before and after his senior season.
“I think he’ll end up being a better college player than he was a high school player,” Tim Castille said. “I think he’s kind of a guy that developed late.”
I’m not a huge fan of Nick Saban, so it’s good to finally have a reason to watch Alabama football.