Joyner’s big year earns offer from Huskies

  • By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:56pm
  • Sports

Austin Joyner may just be a sophomore, but his electrifying runs took Snohomish County and the rest of the state by storm this past season.

Joyner rushed for 2,036 yards this past season, averaged nearly 15 yards per carry and helped lead Marysville Pilchuck to the 3A state quarterfinals.

On Tuesday, the hard work paid off with an offer to play football at the University of Washington. Joyner attended the Huskies practice and afterward was offered a full athletic scholarship by the Huskies.

“Am I surprised he got an offer? No,” Tomahawks head coach Brandon Carson said. “But I am surprised he got one this soon.”

The Huskies are the first school to offer Joyner a scholarship.

“It says a lot,” Carson said. “I think it says a lot about his ability and what they think of him.”

Joyner has two more seasons with the Tomahawks before he has to make a decision, which undoubtedly will be more difficult to make by that time.

“I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last offer,” Carson said.

If Joyner keeps putting up numbers like he did in 2012, Carson will most certainly be right.

“He’s a deserving kid,” Carson said. “I think he has the skills that Division 1 schools are looking for.”

More in Sports

Everett Memorial Stadium’s baseball field converting to turf

The Mariners, Everett School District and others had to sign off on switch to an artificial surface.

UW’s Pettis, two Cougars named to midseason All-America Team

Washington State’s Cody O’Connell and Hercules Mata’Afa join Pettis on the first team

Poll: Help us plan this week’s high school football coverage

Which of the following Friday games would you like to see video… Continue reading

Pair of UW starters to miss remainder of season

Washington’s Trey Adams and Jordan Miller are out for the year with leg injuries.

Seahawks’ Bennett to join NFL’s meeting on social change

Tuesday’s meeting will involve league owners, union leaders and a handful of players.

Stanwood’s Phillips commits to wrestle at North Carolina

The 2-time state champion and 4-time national champion competed at the Cadet Worlds last summer.

Yankees beat Houston 8-1 ALCS Game 3

Judge, Frazier homer as New York thumps Astros

Cubs’ Maddon bristles at criticism of bullpen management

Chicago enters Game 3 down 2-0 to Dodgers

Q&A with Edmonds-Woodway’s Nick Berni

The Warriors’ top tennis player is hoping for a return to the 3A state tournament.

Most Read