Woodgrove TE Ben Castellano (Photo: Woodgrove Athletics)
recruitNoVA Fab 30: Ben Castellano of Woodgrove HS is #13
by Andy Hilton, recruitNoVA
Our #13 athlete may have only played eight games in his junior season, but he impressed us enough to earn the ranking he’s received. His Woodgrove team may have missed the playoffs in 2017, but there’s one more opportunity for Ben Castellano to have an impact at the high school level, and that time comes now.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in all of Northern Virginia. That’s a tall task, considering that we track the talent at 86 high school programs in the region. Coming into our countdown as the #13 senior prospect region-wide is Woodgrove tight end and wide receiver Ben Castellano.
#13 Ben Castellano (2019 TE/WR 6-4 225) – Woodgrove High School
Ben’s worth has been noticed by colleges. His latest offers this summer came from the University of Richmond and Dartmouth. Those two were added into the mix, giving him 19 college scholarship offers, including other Ivies like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Brown. He also held significant Division I FBS offers, including Syracuse, Indiana, Marshall, Army, Navy and Cincinnati.
He made his decision earlier this week, and selected Richmond. We’ll cover that in a separate article.
In the meantime, Castellano is looking to increased his numbers from his junior season where he piled up 61 catches for 804 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Spiders are getting a good one. Before he heads off to college, Ben has some unfinished business to tend to.
– Andy Hilton
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Junior Season Highlights for Ben Castelllano: