David Gilbertson, who earned second-team 4A Kingco honors during his senior season as the starting quarterback for the Redmond Mustangs football team, announced that he will walk on to play at Washington State University this fall.
The son of former University of Washington football head and current Seattle Seahawks assistant Keith Gilbertson, David passed for 1,903 yards and 13 touchdowns this season for the Mustangs, while completing 57 percent of his passes.
“He is a great competitor who is going to excel at the speeds of the next level,” said Redmond head football coach Mike Pluschke. “He has grown into his own identity at Redmond and will continue that maturation process at Division-I. … David is a great player with an incredible upside at the next level. He is just scratching the surface of his abilities.”
Gilbertson had a scholarship offer at Eastern Washington University, but turned it down to play for the Cougars in the competitive Pac-10 conference.
“(David) is passionate and devoted to the game of football. Redmond’s loss is WSU’s gain,” said Pluschke, who added that he believes his star quarterback will compete for the starting job at WSU before his college days are over. “We wish him the best of luck at the next level.”