Castle Rock, CO
Cole Oster announced Wednesday via twitter that he has committed to sign a letter of intent in December to play football at Montana State University in Bozeman.
The Bobcats defeated rival Montana in thrilling fashion in front of a crowd of 26,508 last Saturday. The victory marked the 3rd straight win over Montana and earned MSU a berth into the national Division-1 FCS playoffs.
Oster helped lead the Sabercats to playoff success in 2018 as a leader on both sides of the ball. The 6’1, 208 LB Outside Linebacker and Running Back led the team in sacks and takeaways, was a top 3 tackler and led the team in rushing, total yards and scoring.
NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from commenting publicly on recruits until official signing periods which will take place in December and again in February. Oster intends to sign on early “National Letter of Intent” (NLI) day on December 19th in Bozeman with his family.
Oster was recruited by a number of colleges across the across the nation including; Wyoming, Colorado State, Montana, Drake, Augustana (SD), Nebraska-Kearney and CSU-Pueblo. Ultimately it came down to “coaches, program and area”, stated Oster. The Colorado native also stated, “I couldn’t be happier. From the moment I stepped onto the campus in Bozeman, I felt like I belonged there. Once I met the coaching staff and spent time around the team, I felt I was going to be a Bobcat”.
Cole Oster is the 31st Castle View Football player to commit to playing college football and the 4th player in program history to receive a scholarship to play at the Division-1 level.
Oster credits his coaches and teammates for helping get to this level. “My coaches have played a big role in my development, especially Coach Casebier who has always encouraged me to push for more. I also have been lucky to play with some really good dudes who have helped me elevate my game and hold me accountable”. Oster cited best friend and teammate, Connor Kelly as a key motivator for him. “Connor has helped me stay focused on football, my goals and doing the right thing.”
Oster’s recruiting profile was assisted by his work in the classroom and contributions to the community. As a two-time Academic All-State honoree, the senior maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and was recently inducted into the National Honor Society.
Castle View has several players looking to play at the next level and are actively being recruited. “We want Castle View to be very college-recruiting friendly,” stated Volunteer Recruiting Coordinator, Chris Stacy. “Universities and Colleges from all shapes and sizes will find hard-working talented kids in Castle Rock.”
Stacy, formerly a Director of Football Operations at a Division-1 university is helping by volunteering his time to the Castle View Football program. His efforts are helping to develop a well-defined process for coaches to connect to college football hopefuls at the school within the compliant framework of NCAA and NAIA regulations.
“Our goal is for all college coaches recruiting in the Denver metro area to make the trip South to Castle Rock and see what Coach Casebier and his staff are producing.” Stacy concluded by stating, “Montana State is a perfect fit for Cole. He will be a great addition to their football program, university and community. Cole is just the beginning of a new era of football at Castle View.”
Oster closed the conversation with an enthusiastic, “GO CATS”!