Ryan Hilinski, a three-star quarterback out of California, is heading East for some visits coming up.
College football fans will likely recognize the name Ryan Hilinski for a pretty tragic reason. Earlier this year, his brother Tyler Hilinski died from an apparent suicide. He was a quarterback for Washington State.
Tyler Hilinski will live on forever. My big brother will live on. He was a brother, a son, a ball player, and an excellent student. He was so many great thing. He loved playing video games with his friends and brothers late at night. He loved smiling and going to practice. He loved everyone. There are so many questions unanswered and right now we can only look to our God above for answers. Words cannot describe the pain being felt throughout my family. From what I know there wasn’t a soul that didn’t love Tyler. He was also the first soul that didn’t love Tyler.
He was also the first one on the field getting everyone hyped up for practice or the first one to be there when someone was hurting. The amount of support my family and I have received throughout this whole time has been more than expected. We will all get through this together. One day at a time. Tyler, brother, I love you man. I’m going to continue to give my 110% every single day to make you proud and help you smile.
Kelly and I will take care of mom and dad for you so you don’t have to worry about that. Keep killing it up there for me and I’ll take care of business down here and see you when I see you! #TylerStrong”
Ryan Hilinski will also play college football. He is currently the No. 366 overall player in the class of 2019, and the No. 11 pro-style quarterback, per 247Sports.
Washington State has offered Hilinski, but he may look elsewhere to play at the next level. This week, he told 247 that he is on his way to the Southeast to see some SEC schools, as well as Duke.
"I'm going to Ole Miss on the 20th," Hilinski said. "On the 22nd, I'm going to visit Tennessee and Georgia and do a half day visit each. It's only a 2.5 hour drive between the two schools so it should work out.
"On the 23rd I'll visit South Carolina and then I'll visit Duke on the 24th. It should be a good time and I'm looking forward to getting out there and seeing these schools and learning more about them."
There is a chance that he will play in the Pacific Northwest, though. Oregon came through with a big offer recently, and he intends to check out the Ducks this Spring.
"Oregon offered me and I'm definitely excited about that one," Hilinski said. "I have a lot of interest in Oregon and plan to visit for the Spring Game on April 21st.
"I was face timing with the entire staff yesterday and that's when they offered me. It's a good fit, they don't have a lot of depth at quarterback right now so I'm looking forward to getting out there and seeing the school up close."
Only two recruiting experts have logged predictions at 247's crystal ball thus far, one for Ole Miss and one for Oregon. He has a reported 15 offers thus far.