Washington State Football: QB Tyler Hilinski Signs FAA


Washington State quarterback commit Tyler Hilinski has made his commitment as official as it can get for now. It was announced earlier Tuesday that Hilinski has signed a financial aid agreement with Washington State.

More from Washington State Football

The 4-star quarterback from Upland High School in Upland, California committed to the Cougars back in late April and has stuck to his commitment and is looking forward to joining the Cougars in January for early enrollment.

Earlier this month he also announced that he would enroll at Washington State early and join the Cougars in January, getting an early start on the rest of the 2015 class.

The quarterback tweeted this out earlier today.

This is great news for the Cougars as they have recently lost both backup quarterbacks in Tyler Bruggman and Austin Apodaca. Both Apodaca and Bruggman were supposed to fight for the backup spot behind Connor Halliday but are now leaving the Cougars with just 1 quarterback on scholarship on the roster, freshman Peyton Bender.

One thing to not get confused about is that this is different from a letter of intent. The FAA does not mean that Hilinski has to go to Washington State and still means that he can sign with a different school. The FAA means that Washington State has to honor their scholarship to Hilinski. This also means that a lot of the contact restrictions put in place by the NCAA are lifted. I don’t expect Hilinski to go elsewhere as he has stayed pretty solid with Mike Leach.

Hilinski also holds offers California, Penn, and Utah State.