UGA target Ryan Hilinski shares remarkable outlook after brother’s suicide

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Orange Lutheran (Calif.) 3-star QB Ryan Hilinski has received an offer from UGA. He lost his brother to suicide earlier this year and is moving forward from that tragedy.

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least five days a week. The story for Tuesday offers an outlet to get to know 3-star quarterback Ryan Hilinski. That will be a name to know. No matter where he decides to play college football.

Ryan Hilinski recently visited Georgia. When he did, Kirby Smart wasn’t there. The coach was at an event for Nike-affiliated schools in Mexico.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior ranks as the nation’s No. 12 pro-style QB prospect on the 247Sports composite. Smart likes to be there when the Bulldogs offer quarterbacks on a visit, but that offer still came from assistants James Coley and Jim Chaney.

Orange Lutheran (Calif.) 3-star quarterback Ryan Hilinski rates as the nation’s No. 12 pro-style passer for 2019. (Ryan Hilinski/courtesy)

Hilinski called it a nice parting gift after what he dubbed one of his three best college visits so far. When he starts cutting down his list, look for the Bulldogs to be among the favorites. Location will not be a factor for Hilinski, who lives in Southern California. He’s the youngest child so look for his immediate family to follow him wherever he goes.

Hilinski, who once threw for 572 yards in a varsity game, had many positive things to say about UGA. Those will publish in time in DawgNation.

Our conversation strayed from unofficial visit 101 when the question came up if had a specific day in mind to make his commitment.

Some prospects these days are purposeful. Especially quarterbacks. Those are the guys Power 5 programs build classes around. But those prospects also want to lead their high school team on one more hunt for state rings with one less brain-warping distraction on their mind.

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