Video: Ryan Hilinski Ultimate Highlights
Watch the Orange Lutheran junior who accounted for 39 touchdowns in 2017.
With the guidance of his late brother, Ryan Hilinski
committed to South Carolina on Twitter a short time ago.
The 6-foot-4, 218-pound junior from Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
chose the Gamecocks over 18 other offers, including those from Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss.
Ranked the nation's eighth-ranked pro-style quarterback from the Class of
2019, Ryan Hilinski threw for 3,749 yards and 33 touchdowns last season for the Lancers and rushed for six scores.
Hilinski tweeted his announcement from Hawaii, where his family is spending time. It's been a very trying time for the Hilinski family. Tyler, who was the quarterback at Washington State, took his own life on Jan. 16.
Ryan has been open on Twitter about his brother's passing and the family laid him to rest in Hawaii, one of Tyler's favorite places.
Of his commitment, Ryan wrote: "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. … 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!"