Future Cougars Roundup: Week 11

AARON PORTER WAS THE MVP as Cerritos College won the Golden State Bowl on Saturday, while some of the other Cougar verbal commits spent their weekends winning games and advancing in the playoffs. Austin Joyner ripped off another five-touchdown performance, and Thomas Toki was a force on Saint Francis’ defensive line.

Austin Joyner, 5-10.5, 191 pounds:Marysville-Pilchuck looked unstoppable in its playoff game against Columbia River High, winning 63-6 on Saturday. Joyner contributed 200 of 490 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Including the playoffs, Joyner has 1,690 yards and 30 touchdowns this season on the ground.

Aaron Porter, 6-1, 235 pounds:Porter and Cerritos College won the Golden State Bowl 22-19 against Santa Barbara on Saturday night. Porter made a big impact in the game with 12 total tackles, four of which were solo, and was awarded the Most Valuable Player award. The three-star rated linebacker prospect on Scout.com had 1 1/2 sacks and 2 1/2 tackles for a loss. This season, Porter recorded 87 tackles, five sacks and one interception. Washington State has recruited Porter with an eye to inside linebacker, though he's a guy who could play all four spots (including BUCK.)

Tyler Hilinski, 6-3, 200 pounds:Upland High rolled to a 52-21 victory over Hart High on Friday, and believe it or not, Hilinski did not score a touchdown. The quarterback completed 6-of-7 passes for 138 yards, and he did not throw any interceptions. Upland instead rolled up points through rushing, defensive and kick return touchdowns to win the second round of the playoffs.

Kameron Powell, 5-10, 175 pounds:The defensive back contributed five tackles in Upland High’s playoff win, and four of those were solo tops. The four-star recruit has 48 solo tackles this season, 70 total, including the playoffs. He has recovered two fumbles and recorded one safety.

Deontay Burnett, 5-11, 160 pounds: Burnett’s season ended last week when Serra High lost 68-64 in the first round of the playoffs. Burnett finished the season with 27 receptions for 545 yards and six touchdowns.

Matt Abramo, 6-2, 170 pounds: Casa Grande edged Maria Carrillo 17-14 in the second round of the playoffs, and Abramo was a big factor. He hit on a 42-yard field goal along with two extra points. Three of his four kickoffs were touchbacks. He also pinned two of his six punts inside the 20-yard line, averaging 34.7 yards per punt.

Cedric Bigge-Duren, 6-6, 295 pounds: Oceanside High steamrolled Carlsbad in Friday’s playoff game. The No. 1-seeded Pirates used rushing touchdowns to advance to the next round.

Austin Maihen, 6-5, 285 pounds:Santa Margarita lost to Crespi 45-13 in the first round of the playoffs last week. Maihen is a three-star recruit who will come to Wazzu as an offensive tackle.

Thomas Toki, 6-1, 292 pounds:Toki and Saint Francis were a nightmare for Mt. Pleasant in Friday’s playoff game. The Lancers won 55-6 and Toki made six tackles (1 solo) in the lopsided victory. Toki also hurried the quarterback three times in the game.

Noah Myers, 6-5, 300 pounds:Myers and Las Lomas saw the 2014 season end with a 44-34 playoff loss to Rancho Cotate on Friday. Las Lomas High scored three touchdowns on the ground. Myers is a three-star recruit ticketed for offensive guard at Wazzu.

Darrien Molton, 5-10, 165 pounds:Molton made 17 tackles, 11 of which were solo this season. He also caught a 69-yard touchdown pass during Chaparral’s 3-7 campaign.

Kyrin Priester, 6-1, 185 pounds: The former Clemson wide receiver verballed to WSU after the USC game. He's finishing up his school year at Clemson and will arrive at Wazzu in January. He will need to sit out 2015 due to NCAA transfer rules but will be able to go through spring ball, fall camp and practice all next season. During his senior year at Brookwood High, Priester recorded 56 receptions for 1,116 yards and 13 touchdowns.

James Williams, 5-11, 185 pounds: The running back tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee early in the season, which requires surgery and rehab. Williams had 19 carries for 66 yards this season before suffering the injury in the second game of the season.


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