Tyler (Ty) Castillo | Colgate University #10 | WR/DB/ATH
Q: Tell us about your career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Colgate?
A: I’ve been playing football ever since I was in 3rd grade and immediately fell in love with the sport. I had 9 offers out of high school and chose Colgate primarily because of the chance to meet my athletic and academic goals I had set for myself.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: I would consider my biggest sports accomplishment as being a 3 time patriot league champion along with the All League and All American accolades.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?
A: I majored in educational studies and if football didn’t work out, I would pursue coaching at the collegiate level.
Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: I think my teammates would say I am a team guy who works extremely hard. I know they will see my leadership qualities in being a good teammate but also a better person.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: I think my biggest strength that I would bring to a professional team would be my football knowledge and ability to play multiple positions. I’ve played many different positions in my football career and I have the knowledge to know what each position is intended for as well as knowing what can attack certain positions best so thats why I believe pro scouts should consider me.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My parents have been the most influential people in my life. First my mother because she’s such a strong independent woman. She never takes no for an answer and continues to work towards her dreams each and every day. My father for being there mentally and physically at each and every sporting event I had in my life. He is the one who motivates me and works out with me to ensure I am in the best playing shape possible.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/“pay it forward” in your community?
A: Throughout college, I have went to the local public school in town to give back to the community. Being that Football is the biggest sport at Colgate, the kids loved the football team the most whenever sports teams came to their school. The past 4 years, “adopt a classroom” has been an exceptional way of letting the Colgate Athletic Community give back to the less fortunate.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what were your expectations?
A: I have a trainer from North Carolina who specializes in combine/camp testing and drills. He has been sending me a workout plan over the past month to prepare for this years BSN National Scouting Combine.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement would be to play professional football in the place where I have the most opportunity, and ultimately play for an organization who believes in me.