Lane Kiffin liked David Sills’ quarterbacking abilities when the kid was 13 years old in 2010 … why would anything have changed since, right?
Sills committed to Kiffin and Southern Cal as a middle schooler back in 2010 in head-turning fashion. Sills, who is from Maryland, had been praised by many coaches at the nation’s top quarterbacking camps. They sold the idea of Sills–even at a young age–to Kiffin. Plus, it made for some interesting news that day.
Fast forward four years and Sills (6-3/180) is still committed to Southern Cal. Well, sort of. See, the coaching change has changed everything, of course. And Ricky Town is on board with the Trojans now (that’s former ‘Tide QB commit Ricky Town, for those who have forgotten). So Sills is actually sort of floating around out there knowing the coach he committed to is now at Alabama, not Southern Cal.
Well, Bama invited him down this weekend, and Sills Tweeted that he’d be in Tuscaloosa by the end of today for an unofficial visit.
Alabama has had a bit of a problem filling the void that Town left when he decommitted in January. The nation’s top pro-style QB, Josh Rosen, was already pretty much sold on playing in the Pac-12. The nation’s top dual-threat QB, Torrance Gibson, doesn’t seem as interested in Bama as he is Tennessee, Auburn, LSU and maybe even Florida. Other elite QB targets like Jarrett Stidham, now with Texas Tech, were so far along in the process that it was hard to sway them–even with Bama’s status around the country.
But Sills is supposedly a guy that Kiffin has liked for a long time, and if the Crimson Tide offer this weekend, don’t be surprised by a commitment if the ‘Tide will accept it. He also has offers from Michigan, West Virginia and Maryland. He is rated the No. 24 pro-style QB in the country, and a three-star prospect.