At one point in time, Ryan Hilinski was supposed to be the savior of South Carolina. He was rated as a four-star prospect coming out of Orange Lutheran High School in California, and was also ranked as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback for the class of 2019.
Almost two years after enrolling, Hilinski will now look to finish his college career elsewhere. It was announced on Wednesday that the sophomore had entered the transfer portal. Hilinski tweeted out the news.
Forever To Thee. 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/j69OyMIsrO
— Ryan Hilinski (@ryan_hilinski) December 30, 2020
Hilinski had some ups and downs during his first season in Columbia. He had a few throws against Alabama that had people impressed, and he finished with season with 2,357 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions in 11 games.
Unfortunately for him, grad transfer quarterback Collin Hill made the move to South Carolina in the offseason to reunite with his former head coach, Mike Bobo. Hill won the job, and while he wasn’t spectacular, did enough to keep it throughout the season.
Now that Will Muschamp is gone and Shane Beamer is the new head coach, Hilinski is looking to start fresh somewhere else. Where might that be? Who knows, but he should have a steady stream of suitors.
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