Former South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain reveals transfer destination

Former South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain has decided on his transfer destination, and he’s leaving the SEC for the Pac-12.

McIlwain tweeted Saturday afternoon that he will transferring to Cal. The graphic in the tweet indicates he will continue to play both baseball and football for the Golden Bears.


McIlwain, a 4-star prospect and No. 2 dual-threat quarterback of his class, signed with USC in 2016 and enrolled early. He battled Perry Orth throughout the spring and into fall camp for the starting job. Orth and McIlwain split starts in the first half of the season before coach Will Muschamp gave Jake Bentley the start against UMass in Week 8, and Bentely held onto the job the rest of the season.

McIlwain appeared in eight games, going 62-of-118 passing for 600 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception while carrying the ball 63 times for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns.

He announced his decision to transfer on March 1 after previously deciding to focus on baseball during the spring.

Source: Saturday Down South

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