South Carolina commitment quarterback Brandon McIlwain of Newtown, Pa., said Sunday afternoon that he remains solidly committed to the Gamecocks after an unofficial visit to Penn State on Saturday.
McIlwain said the visit was a true recruiting look-see for him.
“I’ve had a good relationship with their staff,” McIlwain said, “but they understand the situation with me.”
McIlwain said things will be clarified for him once USC names its new coach in December and he has the chance to meet him. He likely won’t take his official visit until then.
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McIlwain said he received approval of his high school for early enrollment at USC, and he’s still leaning toward doing that. Again, however, he needs to meet the new coach first.
McIlwain also is still considering staying in high school for the spring so he can play his senior season of baseball. That would keep him eligible for the baseball draft this summer, and he’s projected by some scouts to be a possible first round pick.
McIlwain finished his senior season with 1,727 passing yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and 1,528 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns.