Name: Brandon Castro
School: Presentation College
Position: OL

Height: 6’0”
Weight: 280

What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

My goals were to become a first team all conference player and to have the best play in my football career ever… I made it happen but I unfortunately didn’t get to finish my football season because of personal issues, but I learned becoming an all conference player doesn’t mean I have to be awarded that by other coaches or a league but it’s awarded by player around me and those I played against, so my goal was accomplished!

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I took advantage of my free year by lifting and working out and catching up on those years that wasn’t able to get ready, I was able to increase my play style and aggression needed to become great. I got to learned more OLine techniques that I wasn’t taught in passed years.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

This is just a difficult question to answer but most definitely a fearless player but in all honesty sometimes undisciplined, but it’s also not easy when you coming from a program that has 1 win in three years… I can say players and coaches have told me I have to much talent to waste it.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

I focus on the players I am going up against but I also focus on the slightest movements, like the way a defensive linemen comes off the ball and what’s is first move from the 1st play to the 2nd play. I pay attention to all the skill moves they use on other players because it’s meant to be repeated. I look at the way they keep their heads up during the game because it will show if they are tired or not. Film is the best way to find a players weakness and figure out how easy of a challenge it can be.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

Not much separates me from other professional prospects because most people will say they won’t stop trying, others will say they are working out but I can say the one thing that separates me from pro prospects is that no matter how long it takes do something I will get it done… might take 2 years to get a look but it will get done at some point in my life, but if I fail I always have a back up plan because as we grow football won’t be there for everyone. Even for the professional legends at some point that had to stop playing because failure does become real.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I plan to keep in shape and talk to all scouts possible even if it’s not a professional league at least it’s more than having 0 options. I plan to stay in shape, by lifting and doing all the agilities needed in order to get a pro day.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

My voice is my biggest strength but it’s just needs to be fixed a little to keep it in a positive light, I have such a “want too” mindset that I will possess my energy to other players that don’t got that “want too” mindset, you got to want to do the things we don’t like in order to really succeed. The abilities I bring are for my offensive linemen and I know I’ll be teaching new ways but I’ll also be taught plenty of new things as well.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

Don’t let a dreamers dream be crushed because of size or attitude, tone it and let loose because those are the players that win for the team rather than hold you back.