Lincoln Victor says ‘Go Cougs’


The 2018 Washington state high school football Player of the Year from Union High School to transfer to Washington State

While it might be unfair to describe a college decision as expected, Lincoln Victor on Sunday made an announcement on social media that did not surprise a whole lot of folks.

The college receiver who led Union to the Class 4A state football championship in 2018 as a quarterback and was named the state Player of the Year, said that he will resume his athletic career at Washington State University.

The Titan will now be a Cougar.

Lincoln Victor did not take long to find a new college. After announcing his intention to transfer from the University of Hawai’i in December, the former Union High School standout announced Sunday he would be going to Washington State. Photo by Mike Schultz
Lincoln Victor did not take long to find a new college. After announcing his intention to transfer from the University of Hawai’i in December, the former Union High School standout announced Sunday he would be going to Washington State. Photo by Mike Schultz

Victor entered the college football transfer portal in December after a difficult regular season at Hawai’i, his second college year.

At WSU, he will rejoin the head coach who recruited him to Hawai’i. Nick Rolovich was hired as the head coach at Washington State after the 2019 season. 

Victor thanked his family for supporting him throughout the process, and he showed appreciation to the programs that contacted him as he was looking for his next stop on his journey.

“After careful consideration and a lot of thoughts and prayer, my family and I have come to the conclusion for this next chapter in my life,” Victor posted on Twitter. “With that being said, I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at … Washington State University. Go Cougs.”

Victor shared with Clark County Today a lot of detail regarding his exit from Hawai’i in a story that posted Dec. 16

He was not sure then when he would make his decision, but he acknowledged that Washington State was a possibility. 

“I’m going to continue to make everybody proud,” he said in December. “Wherever I land, it’s going to be a helluva story, man.”

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Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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