Tyler Hilinski had an outstanding junior season after transferring to Upland, Calif., and he's also had some good showings already on the spring 7on7 circuit.
That paid off even more Monday night when the four-star quarterback landed his first Pac-12 offer after talking with Washington State coach Mike Leach.
The phone conversation went really well and Hilinski, a 6-foot-3, 187-pound prospect who had a nice showing at the recent RCS Southern California, said he's definitely excited to learn even more about the Cougars' program.
"Coach Leach does his homework and asked me about everything from techniques to coverage questions," Hilinski said.
"He was very complimentary of my quick release and decision-making. Hearing him say how he thinks I can make a huge impact on their ultimate goal to win the Pac-12 championship and the BCS title was very exciting."
So far, Hilinski has been offered by Washington State and Utah State.
Many more programs could get involved as Hilinski works out his summer plans. Michigan State is one school that has shown a lot of interest in recent weeks and other Pac-12 programs have gotten more involved as well.
In his junior season, Hilinski threw for 3,053 yards with 34 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for four scores.