Aguilar now a college man

Devin Aguilar wasn't that far off, but standardized tests aren't like horseshoes and hand grenades. Close doesn't count. The Washington 2007 signee knew he would pass it if given a second chance, and was so confident that the Denver native moved out to Seattle to get a head start on things.

The test was on September 15th, and right when all the clocks were turning to October 4th on the west coast, Aguilar had his answer.

He was getting into college.

Aguilar stayed up until midnight to check his computer and find out his test score. "I knew I could do it," Aguilar told Dawgman.com Thursday morning. "But it's still a relief that I finally got that over.

"I passed, and I'm in school now."

Aguilar added that he has been asked by the coaches not to give out his score.

He wasn't the only one attempting to qualify using the ACT retake date. Anthony Boyles, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif. was also trying to make it into Washington, but attempts to reach him Thursday were not immediately returned.

The Mullen High wideout talked very briefly to Washington Head Coach Tyrone Willingham Thursday morning, to tell him the good news. "He (Willingham) told me congratulations, the hard work paid off," Aguilar said.

Before he found out about his result, Aguilar was going to Washington games, but couldn't really be a part of the program. "I was pretty much treated like a recruit," he said. He's not sure if his status now will change, but one thing is for certain; he can't enroll at Washington until the winter quarter. At that point, he'll be a true freshman with five years to play four, with the added benefit of being able to practice during the spring.

"I'm just working right now," he said. "That's all I can do."

He's also been working out, trying to stay in the best shape he can. "I've been doing the same things they (team) have been doing since fall camp," Aguilar said. He added that he's in Seattle for the duration, with no immediate plans to go back to Denver.


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