Salpointe Catholic senior catcher Jae Castillo, who originally committed to BYU, has changed her future allegiance to Utah State.
Castillo, who is batting .394 with 53 RBIs in her career, has played a key role in Salpointe winning the last three state championships as a catcher for aces Alyssa Aguilar and Gianna Mares.
Castillo will play at Utah State for former Oro Valley Sun Cats director/coach Todd Judge, who left BYU as an assistant to become the head coach of the Aggies in June.
Mares has honored her commitment to BYU and is a freshman with the Cougars. Aguilar is a sophomore and Cienega graduate Breezy Hayward is a redshirt freshman with BYU.
Castillo’s fellow Class of 2024 standout at Salpointe, Anyssa Wild, a first baseman, changed her commitment from BYU to Arizona last week.
Wild has also been a major contributor to Salpointe’s last three state titles. She has batted .513 with 16 home runs and 115 RBIs in her varsity career.
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