OUTLOOK -- Had an outstanding spring developing as a solid defender ... Also played up front ... Has excellent speed, size and strength. 2002 -- Played in seven matches during his first year as a Gamecock ... Scored one assist against Coastal Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.
PRE-COLLEGE -- Attended Southeast Valley High School ... Lettered in soccer, golf and indoor and outdoor track ... Finished third in the state in the 110 hurdles ... Earned the National Scholarship Athlete Award from the Army Reserve.
PERSONAL -- Full name is Thomas Augustus Hilliard ... Majoring in Business ... Parents are Thomas and Phyllis Hilliard ... Favorite singer is Nas ... Favorite food is crab legs ... Favorite actor is Martin Lawerence ... Born July 16, 1984, in Raleigh, N.C.