The USC Trojans have a quarterback committed in the class of 2019 already. Three-star pro-style quarterback Kedon Slovis, an Arizona native, committed to the Trojans a few weeks ago.
It is common for programs to go for just one quarterback per recruiting cycle, and to nail those guys down early. However, USC may not be done recruiting the position for 2019.
Today, Clay Helton’s club extended an offer to a fast-rising signal caller from in-state. Orange Lutheran star Ryan Hilinski, brother of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, announced that he received an offer from the Pac-12 power today.
— Big Bo (@ryan_hilinski) June 12, 2018
Of course, Ryan Hilinski has already made his college decision.
Back in April, the four-star recruit settled on the other USC: South Carolina. He was already a rising recruit, and that momentum has continued.
Earlier today, he got yet another rankings bump. Rivals added Hilinski to its Top 100 recently, which in turn, caused a big jump in the 247Sports composite rankings.
He leaped 95 spots, up to No. 71 overall in the class of 2019 in the class. He is the 13th-ranked player in California, and No. 2 among pro-style QBs in the entire class.
The Trojans aren’t the only college football power to offer since his commitment. He recently picked up an offer from Urban Meyer and Ohio State football as well. LSU and UCLA are among his other late offers.
All of this is enough to make South Carolina fans as nervous about hanging on to him as they are excited about him becoming a Gamecock. He sent out a simple tweet to calm those nerves this evening.
— Big Bo (@ryan_hilinski) June 13, 2018
By all accounts, he is solidly a Gamecock right now. He has been helping Will Muschamp’s staff recruit, and that has been going quite well. South Carolina currently has the No. 4 class in the country (No. 3 in the SEC), with six of the 15 commits coming after Hilinski’s decision. That includes the top recruit in the class, five-star defensive end Zacch Pickens.