ARVADA — The numbers tell the story when it comes to how productive Pomona receiver Billy Pospisil was on the football field during his stint with the Panthers.
Washington State University took notice and offered Pospisil a scholarship after his junior season. Pospisil officially became a Cougar on Wednesday morning signing his National Letter of Intent.
“I had no clue this was going to happen when I came in as a freshman. The last four years have just flown by,” Pospisil said. “It feels like just yesterday I was walking into Pomona for the first time. I’m so thankful for where I’m at today. It’s been a great experience.”
Over three seasons on varsity, Pospisil racked up numbers that put him in the top-10 all-time in the state of Colorado in career catches (177) and receiving yards (3,116 yards).
“I took full advantage of the opportunity I was given,” Pospisil said of his career numbers. “I got the opportunity to play young and I think I used that experience as a sophomore to really go after it my junior year.”
Pospisil had one of the most historic seasons for a receiver in Colorado during Pomona’s run to the Class 5A football state championship in 2017. He finished with 1,591 yards receiving (3rd all-time for a single-season) and 18 receiving touchdowns his junior year.
His biggest game his junior year came on the biggest stage. Pospisil had nine catches for 189 yards and three touchdowns in the 5A title game at Mile High School against Eaglecrest in a 56-49 victory for the Panthers.
“I was always just trying to help the team as best I can,” Pospisil said reflecting on his breakout junior season. “I was a big part of the game plan that year. Obviously it helped having Max (running back Max Borghi) and Ryan (quarterback Ryan Marquez). We went out and did our thing.”
Pomona set the all-time single-season record for total yards in 2017 with 6,362 yards.
Pospisil will join his former teammate — Borghi — at WSU. Borghi has had an impressive season so far as a true-freshman. He has pilled up more than 700 yards from scrimmage and scored 11 touchdowns for the 10-2 Cougars.
“Max had a big part in it,” Pospisil said of WSU recruiting him.
Pospisil will head to San Antonio, TX on Dec. 27 to attend the Valero Alamo Bowl where Washington State faces Iowa State on Dec. 28. He will then move out to Pullman, WA on Jan. 1 and start classes Jan. 7.
“As soon as I committed I asked if I could come out early and get a head start,” Pospisil said of graduating a semester early from Pomona to enroll at Washington State for the Spring of 2019 semester.
Other Division I football signers on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from Jeffco included:
Brad Roberts, Ralston Valley (Air Force Academy)
Issac Townsend, Ralston Valley (University of Oregon)
Theorius Robison, Pomona (University of Northern Colorado)
David Ross, Pomona (University of Northern Colorado)
Ben Schneider, Ralston Valley (University of Northern Colorado)