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"The Future" McIlwain will make Gamecocks great again

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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:11 PM
 

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Dec 22, 2015 at 3:24p ET
The signing of Pennsylvania prep quarterback Brandon McIlwain was a gigantic coup for South Carolina.

McIlwain signed a financial aid agreement on Tuesday morning, and will enroll in school next month officially.

Landing McIlwain is significant on a number of levels. For one, a player of McIlwain's talent level should help right off the bat. Explosive and athletic, he could be used in a multitude of ways. Even if McIlwain isn't the starting signal-caller, his skill-set may be utilized on trick plays and special teams.



Additionally, it speaks to the recruiting prowess of Will Muschamp. Understandably so, McIlwain's commitment level was a bit soft once Steve Spurrier decided to step down from his post. McIlwain had no allegiance to Muschamp's new staff — and it wouldn't have been a surprise for the prospect to sign elsewhere.

However, Muschamp made McIlwain a priority from the moment he took the job. Not only did South Carolina's head coach get McIlwain to stick with his commitment, but McIlwain also passed on the opportunity to sign a professional baseball contract in 2016.

Lastly, a player of his caliber adds a much-needed injection of talent and depth to the quarterback position. Outside of soon-to-be sophomore Lorenzo Nunez, there isn't a whole lot in terms of high-level ability within the group.

Should McIlwain start out in a reserve role, it's feasible to think he could have a special package early in his career. The fact he's enrolling early will only help his transition to potentially earning the starting gig.

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/south-carolina-gamecocks-football-mcilwain-signing-future-program-122215


http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/article98711967.html#storylink=cpy

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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:16 PM
 



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+1... and will continue the trend... backwards.***

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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:38 PM
 



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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:21 PM
 

Even Walt said he would be a game changer...and he has never been wrong.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:26 PM
 

Even the only player to generate any offense against us realizes the hole that USuC is in and has jumped ship !
#NEVERAGAIN means he wasn't willing to waste the next few years of eligibility for the Coots!

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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:26 PM
 

Even the only player to generate any offense against us realizes the hole that USuC is in and has jumped ship !
#NEVERAGAIN means he wasn't willing to waste the next few years of eligibility for the Coots!

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Re: "The Future" McIlwain will make Gamecocks great again

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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:28 PM
 

Honestly I saw another Reggie Ball.

He ran well and threw a decent ball outside the hash marks but he wasn't ever going to be a downfield threat in the middle of the field because he simply couldn't see over the OL.

After they bait-and-switched him by dragging him in early - he didn't want to come, but he thought he had to in order to win the starting gig - and then bringing in Bentley a year before McIlwain realized Bentley would be eligible, the writing was on the wall. His mom was furious when the coaches brought Bentley in off the bench against weaker opponents - clearly designed to build his confidence up in a weak stretch in the schedule - and the writing was pretty much on the wall then.

Honestly shocked it took this long. McIlwain probably belongs at a mid-major anyhow and there's a boatload of those back in the Midwest where he's from.

Still is telling, though, that QB's keep on transferring away from Coach Boom's program. He lost a whopping six QB's to transfer there at UF, and this is the third former-4-star QB (Conner Mitch, Lorenzo Nunez, now Brandon McIlwain) he's lost there at South Carolina. Already.


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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:53 PM
 

He is not from the midwest. He grew up in Pennsylvania.


again? I missed the first time they were great***


Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:30 PM
 



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I think the writer just misspelled "mediocre"***


Posted: Mar 1, 2017 7:44 PM
 



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Posted: Mar 1, 2017 9:26 PM
 




They don't have anyone who can "Coach him up".******


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Re: "The Future" McIlwain will make Gamecocks great again


Posted: Mar 1, 2017 10:26 PM
 

Lesson here. Always take the money


Ironic the difference between Muschamp's "centerpiece"


Posted: Mar 1, 2017 11:39 PM
 

key 1st year recruit in McIlwain and Dabo's key 1st year "centerpiece" in Tajh Boyd. Difference being 'chump bailed on his guy at the first chance and Dabo went the distance.

Talk vs. Walk

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