By Jeff Owens and Josh Hyber | Photo by Allen Sharpe
Former South Carolina football player Brandon McIlwain was taken on Wednesday in the 26th round (No. 771 overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft.
The former Gamecock quarterback played in 21 games (18 starts) for California baseball this past season. The 6-1 outfielder hit .254 in 63 at-bats with three doubles, a triple and two home runs. He had 9 RBI, walked five times and had 22 strikeouts.