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October 13, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Thursday links — Aguilar gets a look at his home school

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UW receiver Devin Aguilar attended Mullen High School in Denver, where he was coached by a former CU star, Dave Logan. So getting some attention from the local university, the University of Colorado in nearby Boulder, would have seemed a given in the fall of 2006 when he was regarded as one of the top prospects in the state.

To hear Aguilar (pictured right) tell it, however, CU wasn’t very interested — he said yesterday the Buffs never offered him a scholarship. He also said, however, it probably wouldn’t have mattered as he was looking to get out of the area, anyway.

I wrote about that for today’s paper.

Aguilar said pretty strongly that Colorado at that time — then coached by Dan Hawkins, who took over in 2006 — wasn’t real welcoming to local players.

“I feel like CU never kept the in-state competitors or athletes and a lot of them were forced to leave anyway,” he said.

Aguilar is off to a nice start in his senior season with 15 catches for a team-high 293 yards.

That gives him 105 career receptions, which is 14th in school history — he’s just behind Todd Elstrom with 107, Fred Coleman with 110, Scott Phillips with 111 and Lonzell Hill with 112. If he keeps his current pace of three catches a game for the entire season he would move into seventh on the all-time UW career receiving list.

Staying healthy would obviously aid in that effort — Aguilar has been bothered by nagging injuries the past two years (missing at least two games each year and last season going four games without a catch when he missed a couple games then was limited in a couple others).

“It was really frustrating not being able to compete,” he said of the missed time the last two years. “Just little nagging injuries. It wasn’t even big injuries, but they can keep you out. Coming into this year was one of my emphases was to stay healthy. Being a graduate (Aguilar has already earned his degree and is taking just one class this fall) helps because I can get a lot of treatment even if I don’t need it.”

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— Our weekly look at the 1991 National Title team touches on the memorable win over Cal.

— UW’s official site has a new look.

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller picks UW to win 41-28.

— Miller also has some mention of the Huskies in his weekly What to Watch entry.

— NFL.com lists Erik Folk as a kicker on the NFL’s radar (it’s down in the College Watch section).

Chris Polk is listed in this ESPN Insider piece as one of the top “Under-the-Radar” prospects in the eyes of the NFL. Author Todd McShay writes that Polk “rarely gets the attention he deserves” but could be in the mix to be the next running back off the board after Alabama’s Trent Richardson. McShay also writes that Polk “is expected to enter the draft early.”

— Rivals.com calls Keith Price the Pac-12’s Player of the Year at the midway point.

Bud Withers asks if UW can take advantage of the lethargy in Los Angeles.

— The Denver Post details how Jon Embree has turned to some of his predecessors for advice during a tough start to the season.

— The Daily Camera says Embree is looking for more “football guys.”

— The Camera also reports that Colorado’s Chancellor is preaching patience.

— RalphieReport compares the two teams statistically.

— Rivals.com also previews Week 7 in the Pac-12 and reviews the college football season at the midway point.

All for now, though remember our weekly live chat today at noon.

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