Brandon McIlwain’s father put it best on Twitter: His son is signed, sealed and soon to be delivered to the Gamecocks.
The 4-star dual-threat quarterback inked his financial aid agreement and will enroll at South Carolina in January, the university announced on Tuesday.
In addition to McIlwain, 3-star North Carolina running back C.J. Freeman signed his financial aid agreement, meaning the two are slated to join 4-star junior college cornerback Jamarcus King as mid-year enrollees.
McIlwain, the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class, will play both football and baseball for the Gamecocks. The Council Rock North High School (Newtown, Pa.) product passed for 1,720 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for another 1,545 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior.
Additionally, the Elite 11 quarterback and Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year batted .429 with five home runs and 23 RBIs, while also going 7-3 with a 1.26 ERA on the mound. McIlwain (6-foot, 198 pounds) was considered a potential first-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft.
The 5-foot-11, 196-pound Freeman rushed for more than 2,000 yards and found the end zone 23 times in his senior season at Northern Guilford High School (Greensboro, N.C.). The nation’s No. 32 running back chose the Gamecocks over Wisconsin and Louisville.
King spent this season playing for Coffeyville junior college and chose South Carolina over Arkansas, Auburn, Florida and Tennessee, among others. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound King is considered the No. 2 JUCO cornerback in the country.
— Roddy Mcilwain (@McilwainRoddy) December 22, 2015