All through his life, Trystan Castillo has had to adjust. The redshirt freshman, who earned the starting center job this past spring and in fall camp, had to get used to not winning every single game. He chose Mizzou over Iowa State, Minnesota, Illinois and Rutgers and after struggling with a 4-8 record his freshman year (which he redshirted) and a 1-5 start to 2017, he’s beginning to see a glimpse of the success he saw while playing for state powerhouse Webb City.
“I lost two games in four years at high school,” Castillo told me after the Tigers wrapped up a Texas Bowl practice. “After a couple of losses (at Mizzou), they start to wear on you.”
Castillo talks about dealing with losing and the hard work he put in last summer to win a starting job on an offensive line that heading into the 2017, was returning all five starters from the year before.