Gamecocks Add QB - Southeast
Posted Sep 20, 2007
Miller Safrit

Aramis Hillary, on of the top quarterbacks in South Carolina this season, was offered and committed to South Carolina on Thursday.

"I am so happy about it that I cried, I feel like I am on top of the world," Hillary said. "It has always been my dream to play for South Carolina, and now it has come true. Everyone is so happy for me, and I am so happy for me, too. This is the greatest thing to ever happen to me."

The quarterback from Strom Thurmond High School in Johnston picked the Gamecocks over Mississippi State and East Carolina, among others. He said he was instructed to call South Carolina after he got out of class on Thursday.

"Coach Spurrier got on the phone and said that he wanted me," Hillary said. "He said that I really impressed him at summer camp, and that I had been on his mind ever since. I was surprised, listening there on the phone. I mean, this just came out of the blue. I knew they were always interested in me, I just didn't know how serious. When they offered, I jumped all over it.

"Then Coach Spurrier asked me if I was still going to visit Mississippi State this weekend. I said 'No sir, I'm not talking to anyone else. South Carolina is the only place I've wanted to be. My recruiting is over.'"

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