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#PrayForPuertoRico: Mizzou’s Trystan Castillo concerned about family in Irma’s path

As Hurricane Irma approaches the United States mainland, the Category 5 storm is striking even closer to home for one SEC lineman.

Missouri starting center Trystan Castillo has close family ties to Puerto Rico, and he’s worried about residents in the storm’s path.

Castillo, a redshirt freshman who won the Tigers’ center job in fall camp, went to high school at perennial power Webb City (Mo.) High but has strong connections to the Caribbean island, a United States territory.

Hurricane Irma, which packed winds of 185 mph as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, is threatening to strike Puerto Rico with hurricane-force winds as early as late Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center has predicted a storm surge of four to six feet along the island’s northern coast.

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The hurricane already has prompted the cancellation of Miami’s game at Arkansas State, while Florida State’s home game against Louisiana-Monroe has been moved from that night to noon Saturday.

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