South Carolina Transfer QB Ryan Hilinski Devotes to northwestern

Northwestern football made a considerable addition to its quarterback room by means of the transfer website Tuesday when South Carolina transfer Ryan Hilinski revealed his dedication to the Wildcats on Twitter.

A native of Orange, CA, Hilinski will join the Northwestern program with three years of eligibility. He’s anticipated to be instantly eligible thanks to legislation that will allow all players to move when without sitting out a year to be voted on later this year. The 6′ 3″QB began 11 games as a real first-year at South Carolina before losing the beginning task in 2020 to Colorado State grad transfer Collin Hill following a modification at offending coordinator. Hill played for South Carolina’s 2020 offensive playcaller Mike Bobo at CSU.

Out of high school, Hilinski was a four-star recruit ranked as the No. 64 player and No. 2 pro-style quarterback in his class, per 247Sports. Northwestern used Hilinski out of high school before he eventually chose the Gamecocks over a last 7 that likewise included Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia, Ole Miss, Oregon and Texas A&M.

After registering early for spring practice at South Carolina, Hilinski was thrust into the beginning function after quarterback Jake Bentley suffered a season-ending injury in the team’s season opener. Hilinski had a solid season considering he was tossed into the fire in maybe the hardest league in college football, throwing 11 goal passes compared to just five interceptions and completing 58% of his passes. Probably Hilinski’s leading efficiency can be found in his 2nd profession start against Alabama, when he tossed for 324 backyards and 2 touchdowns.

Hilinski’s sibling Tyler unfortunately passed away by suicide in early 2018 after playing collegiately at Washington State. In his honor, Ryan Hilinski and his household began the “Hilinski’s Hope” structure, which raises awareness about mental health problems.

With the departure of Peyton Ramsey, Hilinski appears like the likely prospect to start at quarterback in Mike Bajakian’s offense in the 2021 season. Internal prospects Andrew Marty and Hunter Johnson might complete for the job as well. Hilinski is far less mobile than Ramsey, however has NFL-caliber size and arm skill.