Is top South Carolina commitment looking elsewhere?
South Carolina fans may want to hold off on being cocky about signing stud 2016 recruit Brandon McIlwain.
Just had a home visit with Coach @RickyRahne !?⚪️.#PSU pic.twitter.com/ZytwCXKD8G— Brandon McIlwain (@BFMcIlwainqb12) December 3, 2015
The 4-star quarterback prospect out of Newton, Pa., has been committed to the South Carolina program for nearly a year. A true dual-threat player, McIlwain was expected to come to Columbia and contribute right off the bat.
He very well may do that, but not without some competition from other programs.
Great home visit with @CoachGAMangus ! #WeCocky ?? #GoGamecocks pic.twitter.com/SL1NRzhkuY— Brandon McIlwain (@BFMcIlwainqb12) December 2, 2015
A day after hosting South Carolina coach G.A. Mangus, McIlwain welcomed Penn State Quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne into his home for a powwow.
Currently without a head coach, the Gamecocks have to hope McIlwain's loyalty to the program stays strong. Penn State head coach James Franklin is billed as a terrific recruiter, and surely will use that dogged energy to try and sign McIlwain.
An added wrinkle to this entire ordeal is the fact McIlwain's a fantastic baseball player. Depending on where he ultimately is drafted, the lure of professional baseball may be too enticing to pass up all together.