Cal on Monday announced the addition of former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain to its football program.
“I am excited to develop under the incredible coaching staff at Cal,” McIlwain said in a news release from the school. “The Golden Bears have a great quarterback history. In addition, I am equally excited about returning to the Bay Area and taking advantage of the university’s amazing education.”
McIlwain started three games for South Carolina as a freshman quarterback, completing 52.5 percent of his passes for 600 yards and running for another 127 yards.
He came to Columbia from Newtown, Pa., as a four-star football prospect and a decorated baseball player, projected as a high draft pick. He was given the chance to play both sports, and saw a few at-bats last spring and none in 2017.
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McIlwain “is also expected to play baseball for the Golden Bears,” the school said.
“We’re excited that Brandon has decided to enroll at Cal and become a member of both our football and baseball programs,” coach Justin Wilcox said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to his contributions and having him join the competition in our quarterback room.”