PULLMAN – Incoming freshman quarterback Tyler Hilinksi has signed a Financial Aid Agreement to join the Washington State football program in January, 2015, Cougars head coach Mike Leach announced Tuesday.
Hilinski will graduate from Upland High School in Upland, Calif. this winter, enroll at Washington State in January, 2015 and be able to participate in spring drills with the Cougars.
As a junior last fall, Hilinski earned Inland Valley Offensive Player of the Year honors after throwing for 3,053 yards, 34 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He completed 177-of-260 (.680) pass attempts and also rushed for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Against perennial power Corona Centennial High School, Hilinski threw for 442 yards and seven touchdowns and later helped UHS post a 9-4 mark and claim a share of the Baseline League title.
Hilinksi, 6-4, 190, is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and three stars by ESPN.com and Scout.com. He is ranked the No. 106 prospect in the Western 150 and the No. 41 quarterback prospect in the country by Scout.com
His brother, Kelly, is a quarterback at Columbia University.