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BREAKING: Leach lands his QB

HILINSKI GOES CRIMSON

TYLER HILINSKI KNEW going into his Washington State unofficial visit that he wanted to be a Cougar. But he also knew he needed to see the campus, and to talk face to face with Mike Leach, before making that level of commitment. Soon after arriving in Pullman, and just moments ago, the 6-3, 200-pounder out of Upland, Calif. tells CF.C he gave his verbal pledge to Leach and the Cougars.

"Just got out of Coach Leach's office and I committed. I'm a Coug!" Hilinski said in a text. Accuracy is the chief attribute Leach looks for in a quarterback and Hilinski as a junior this past season at Upland High completed his passes at a 68 percent clip. The three-star rated QB was 177-260 for 3,053 yards and 34 touchdowns against eight interceptions as a junior. He also rushed for 33...

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