Former Oregon State WR Phil Ghilarducci will reportedly walk on at Fresno State this Fall. The former Henry M. Gunn HS (Palo Alto) standout redshirted in 2003, but left Oregon State in the Spring of 2004 to be closer to his ill father. Ghilarducci sat out the 2004 season, and enrolled at Santa Rosa JC for the fall of 2005 but got injured. Unable to waste another year of eligibility, he will compete immediately for playing time this August.
Ghilarducci was lightly recruited his senior year at Gunn. It was not until Sam Picture, his HS coach, sent out highlight tapes to various schools and coaches, after the season had ended. That caught the attention of Oregon State, Oregon and Washington from the Pac 10 and UNLV and Utah from the MWC.
He has not played competitive football since his senior year in 2002. However, he was a three-year starter at WR/FS and his stats were amazing.
"He had 6 interceptions and 16 touchdowns. He had 84 catches for 1034 yards. He blocked two PAT's and two punts, one he returned for a touchdown. He runs a 4.45 40." Picture said back in 2003.
If Ghilarducci can adjust quickly to college game after a 3 year absence, he will be another great addition to the program. Pat Hill got himself a hell of a walk on.