Tyler Hilinski, four-star QB prospect, picks Washington State
PULLMAN – High school quarterback Tyler Hilinski made a verbal commitment to play football for Washington State shortly after attending a Cougars practice on Thursday night.
Hilinski is WSU’s third recruit in the class of 2015, along with defensive tackle Thomas Toki, who is also currently on campus, and cornerback Austin Joyner.
The 6-foot-3, 187-pound quarterback plays for Upland High School in Upland, Calif., and also held a scholarship offer from Utah State. He will likely be the only quarterback recruit in the class.
The Cougars have taken one scholarship quarterback in each class under Mike Leach, starting with Austin Apodaca in 2012, who has since transferred, followed by Tyler Bruggman in 2013 and Peyton Bender in last year’s class.
Hilinski is rated the nation’s 14th best quarterback by Rivals.com and is a four-star prospect, the second four-star QB landed by coach Mike Leach at WSU, along with Bruggman.