Aguilar and Boyles update

The bad news came late last month -- Mullen (Denver, Co.) WR Devin Aguilar and Serra (Gardena, Ca.) WR Anthony Boyles -- were unable to obtain qualifying test scores to enroll with the rest of the 2007 recruiting class. However, both plan to re-take the ACT September 15th and they both spoke recently with about their efforts to get the score both so desperately want to get.

"I'm actually living in Seattle with my uncle right now," Aguilar told shortly after the Huskies' open scrimmage on August 18th. "I was at the practice and it was good. They have some talented guys and it hurts to not be out there with them."

Aguilar came up one point short on his ACT score and said he is preparing to take the test next month by studying every day.

"Yeah, that's my main focus," Aguilar said. "I know I can get it, I just need to be focused on it for the next four weeks."

As a junior in 2005 he amassed 56 receptions for 1,134 yards (20.3) and 10 touchdowns.

He followed that impressive performance up with an even better senior season by posting 53 receptions for 1,339 yards (a 25.3 yard average) and 18 touchdowns while helping to lead Mullen to the state championship game where they lost to Columbine (Littleton) 13-10.

Aguilar is also a top basketball prospect with offers from several D-1 programs and had hoped to play for head coach Lorenzo Romar after his first season of football was completed.

Boyles, the 18th-ranked wideout in the country according to Scout, has been following the same plan as Aguilar since he got the bad news he was 20 points short on his SAT score.

"I've been meeting with a tutor four or five days a week," Boyles said. "I'm also working out twice a day too. It helps me feel like I'm going through camp even though I can't be there."

Boyles was one of the gems of Washington's class and he knows his talents are needed in the Husky receiver corps, if not in 2007, then definitely in 2008.

"I want to get qualified and then get up there for the end of September to get my classes and stuff with the rest of the students," Boyles said. "The coaches and I have talked a couple of times and they basically tell me they want me and need me there.

"When I get qualified I'm heading right up and then I'll be eligible for the sixth game I think is what they told me because I have to go through the practices for two weeks or something like that."

Boyles and Aguilar, in addition to Alvin Logan who is already practicing with the team, would be two of the four returning scholarship players next fall should they qualify.

Stay tuned to for more information as these two playmaking wideouts do their best to realize their dreams of becoming Huskies.

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