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Brandon McIlwain, Former South Carolina QB, Transfers To Cal

Brandon McIlwain announced via Twitter that he is transferring from the University of South Carolina.

High school football and baseball star Brandon McIlwain committed to South Carolina last year. In March, however, McIlwain announced his intent to transfer from the Gamecocks after just one year at the school.

Saturday afternoon, McIlwain took to Twitter to share his transfer destination: Cal.

The Newtown, Penn., native was the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback coming out of high school in 2016. McIlwain was also the No. 6 recruit in the entire state of Pennsylvania.

During the 2016 season with the Gamecocks, McIlwain played in eight games, totaling 600 passing yards, 127 rushing yards, and four total touchdowns. He made three starts.

The two-sport athlete out of high school also went to South Carolina to play baseball with the Gamecocks. He’s believed to be an MLB prospect.

McIlwain’s decision to transfer leaves South Carolina with just two scholarship quarterbacks on its roster – freshman Jake Bentley and junior Michael Scarnecchia. Bentley took over the starting role for the Gamecocks last season while Scarnecchia missed the 2016 season with a shoulder injury.