Peyton Ramsey's replacement? Northwestern lands commitment from transfer QB out of South Carolina
Northwestern may have just landed its next quarterback to replace Peyton Ramsey.
After a disappointing 2019 season for the Wildcats that saw a revolving door and inconsistent results at quarterback, Northwestern added Ramsey for 2020. The grad transfer out of Indiana was important and impressive, throwing for 12 touchdowns and over 1,700 yards in leading the Wildcats to a B1G Championship Game appearance. Unfortunately, he is leaving for the 2021 NFL Draft.
On Tuesday, Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats picked up another key transfer commitment from a quarterback. This time, it comes from Ryan Hilinski out of South Carolina.
In his note on Twitter, Hilinski called the opportunity to play at Northwestern an “incredible opportunity.” Check it out:
I couldn’t be more excited and grateful for this opportunity. Go Cats! 💜 pic.twitter.com/OX1g0CNzEK
— Ryan Hilinski (@ryan_hilinski) January 19, 2021
Hilinski was a four-star member of the 2019 class for South Carolina and saw action as a true freshman. He threw for 2,357 yards and 11 touchdowns to five interceptions in his first season with the Gamecocks.
Unfortunately, Hilinski was pushed down the depth chart after the arrival of OC Mike Bobo and transfer QB Collin Hill, both joining South Carolina after working together at Colorado State.
Now, Hilinski will get another shot to make his mark, only this time it will be in Evanston. Hopefully he provides a spark for the Wildcats and stability at the quarterback position.