Four-star quarterback Ryan Hilinski has announced that he’ll be committing to South Carolina. Hilinski announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier in the week, Hilinski announced his top seven – Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas A&M. It looked like he was going to announce his top three this week, but late Tuesday night, he instead informed his followers that he’d be committing on Wednesday.
Hilinski is the younger brother of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, who passed away this past January to suicide. Ryan honors his brother in his commitment tweet – starting it off with “Big Ty!”
Here’s what Hilinski had to say about his decision to head to South Carolina.
“After much discussion with family, coaches, and friends, the time has come. I would like to be focusing on one school for the remainder of my high school career! I would like to thank everyone that has offered me a chance to play for their respected University. This experience has been more amazing than I could have ever expected. Yesterday, I laid my brother Tyler to rest in the Pacific Ocean and I asked him for guidance and I got an answer and I’ve never felt better about a decision.
I am excited and honored to say I will be committing to…
The University of South Carolina!! Spurs Up!”
Here’s his tweet:
Big Ty! The time has come. Thank you for everything yesterday… I’m bringing you and the family with me!
110% Committing to South Carolina!
SPURS UP! ??? pic.twitter.com/J1GMwaC0t6
— Big Bo (@ryan_hilinski) April 4, 2018
According to 247 Sports, Hilinski had 19 offers. He’s ranked as the eighth-best pro style quarterback in the country.