Greater Atlanta Christian QB Davis Mills was honored at his school Friday as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
“It was awesome,” Mills said. “Just to be honored by being selected to be one of the U.S. Army All Americans was something I’d hoped to receive as a young player, and to be selected now is humbling and also very exciting. I’m looking forward to playing in the game.”
The game, which is scheduled for Jan. 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, will also provide Mills with an eye to the future.
“I hope to get a little foresight of what I’m going to see in college, because I’ll be playing against the top guys in the country, which is what the college teams are made up of,” Mills said. “So it’s a little practice for that. Plus it will be fun to get out there and recruit some of the kids Stanford is still recruiting. Just hang out with all them and have fun.”
Mills, who committed to Stanford in March, missed action early this season after suffering a knee injury. He’s back and says he hasn’t felt any ill-effects from surgery.
“The knee is doing really well,” he said. “I have been back for two games now after missing the first two of the season because I needed a little surgery. I’m back now and feel 100 percent and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”
A five-star recruit, Mills is considered one of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the nation. And he says he has modeled his game after, appropriately, a Stanford grad.
“The best guy (I’d compare to) would be Andrew Luck,” Mills said. “Pocket passer, but also has the ability to run and threaten defenses on the ground.”
But Mills is realistic about his chances at lining up under center next season in Palo Alto. He did add, however, he’d be game to do so should the situation arise.
“I know Stanford usually redshirts its quarterbacks, because the offense is so complicated and you need to know the playbook before you can know all the audibles and stuff like that,” he said. “I know, if the job opens up, and they need someone to come and compete, then I’ll step up and do it and hopefully win the job.”