"It was really cool," he said. "I got to meet with the coaches one-on-one and see what they were doing."
The Gamecocks, like the Bulldogs, have yet to offer the Strom Thurmond product. Hillary, like most of the other quarterbacks in the South are starting to understand – not many quarterbacks are getting offers right now.
"Coach Bobo told me that he wanted to meet me in person and see what I was like. I am going back up to Athens in two weeks for the Nike camp and they can see me throw then," he said. "What really excited me was when I met Coach Bobo in person he was talking with Hines Ward."
"Clemson has been in touch a lot," he said. "I sat down with Coach Cutcliffe up at Tennessee and that really went well."
Although Hillary says that if the right offer comes along he won't wait out to see what else is coming. If the right offer comes along, he says, he will likely pull the trigger.
"No one call really offer me until they actually see me throw in person," he admitted. "But if something right comes along I will absolutely pull the trigger and commit. I don't have some place specific in mind, but I do want to go to a place with good facilities and good academics – surround myself with good people."
Hillary went on to say that he was impressed by Georgia and everything that surrounded it.
"I really like the way that Georgia competes for SEC championships every year. To know that you would be going to a place where you are fighting for the SEC each year – that's a big deal," he said. "What really got across to me, too, was their academic program – that was huge with my parents. They explained how much money they take out to fund academics in the athletics department – it was impressive."