South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain previously made it clear he was going to begin shifting his focus more to baseball than football starting this spring. Now, he will be focusing on finding a new place to call home. McIlwain announced, via Twitter, he has made the decision to transfer to a new school after the spring semester.
As a freshman in 2016, Mcilwain appeared in eight games for the Gamecocks last fall. In his time on the field, McIlwain combined for 600 passing yards and two touchdowns with an interception and 127 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. The dual-threat talent may still want to put himself in the bets possible baseball situation with his transfer if he is going to continue to use baseball as his preference, but he has the potential to bring something to the table with his football flexibility as well if placed in the right situation.
This transfer also takes a toll on the quarterback depth for Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks. Lorenzo Nunez previously opted out via transfer as well. It’s been a busy offseason for departures from the program in Columbia.