Here's my story in today's paper on Devin Aguilar, who was the No. 4 rated recruit in the state of Colorado, and yet never got a scholarship offer.
“It’s going to be fun going in to play them,” Aguilar said. “But that’s really it. It’s just another game within conference. I don’t really hold it up to any special meaning.”
It doesn’t matter to Aguilar that Colorado never offered him a scholarship
“No they didn’t, which was weird,” he said.
Weird, indeed. The Buffaloes, who were then coached by Dan Hawkins, never showed the slightest interest, despite Aguilar having racked up 132 receptions for 2,809 yards and 33 touchdowns and played in three straight state title games during his career at Mullen. As a senior, he caught 53 passes for 1,339 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Scout and Rivals both rated him as the No. 4 prospect in Colorado as a senior.
And yet he got nothing from the Buffaloes.
“Not at all,” he said. “They never sent letters, never communicated.” Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald has this story about the receivers downfield blocking.
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