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March 25, 2010

Hillary may be bound for Coastal

South Carolina quarterback Aramis Hillary said Thursday that "more than likely" he'll transfer to Coastal Carolina.

South Carolina quarterback Aramis Hillary said Thursday that "more than likely" he'll transfer to Coastal Carolina.

Hillary's decision to transfer was announced by Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier on Wednesday. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder said he still hasn't received a release from his scholarship, but that would likely be a formality since the Chanticleers and Gamecocks are not conference mates.

Coastal has offered Hillary a scholarship, but he isn't 100 percent sure that he'll transfer to Coastal, he said. Hillary has three years of eligibility remaining.

If Hillary ultimately decides to continue his career in Conway, he would join a cluttered quarterback race with senior Zach MacDowall and junior Jamie Childers. Those two rotated starting responsibilities last fall and are battling for the starting job again this spring.

Hillary is a dual-threat quarterback with a solid arm and good wheels. He threw for 2,400 yards and ran for 980 as a senior at Strom Thurmond High School.

He made news off the field earlier this month when he and his brother were charged following a traffic stop in West Columbia. CoCo Hillary, a receiver at Appalachian State, was charged with DUI, and Aramis was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol.

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