QB Hillary leaves the Gamecocks
Mar 24, 2010 5:41:00 PM - thestate.com
South Carolina backup quarterback Aramis Hillary has left the team, coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday.
Spurrier announced Hillary's departure after Wednesday's spring practice at the Bluff.
Hillary was not at practice Tuesday or Wednesday. He plans to transfer to a smaller school, Spurrier said. Spurrier declined to name the schools Hillary is considering.
Hillary was one of three players vying for the Gamecocks' backup quarterback job this spring behind Stephen Garcia. He is now the second quarterback to leave the team in the offseason, joining Reid McCollum in pursuing other options.
A member of the SEC's academic honor roll last fall, he did not play a snap in two seasons at USC. The redshirt freshman accounted for nearly 3,400 yards of offense his senior year at Strom Thurmond High and was ranked the nation's No. 14 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com.