The wanderlust of one-time youth quarterback prodigy David Sills may have reached it’s final phase: acceptance.
Wednesday served as the early signing period for junior college prospects, with a handful of the nation’s top programs receiving big-time future contributors. West Virginia was among them, with the Mountaineers landing seven junior college signees. As reported by 247 Sports, four were longstanding West Virginia commitments. Two were prospects who were considering playing in Morgantown all along, and one was a blast from the past.
That blast from the past is none other than David Sills, the USC middle school quarterback commit-turned West Virginia quarterback signee-turned West Virginia wide receiver-turned El Camino College quarterback. Now, apparently, he’ll add West Virginia wide receiver to the back of that list.
We don’t yet know why Sills has taken his most recent 180-degree turn, bringing him right back to where he was last spring. What we do know is that Sills is apparently finally accepting that he can use his physical gifts in ways beyond passing that are very attractive for a top college football coach like Dana Holgerson.
Sills has two seasons of eligibility remaining to prove that he can live up to the potential to be a transformational college football player. Now, he apparently is finally accepting that impact won’t be delivered with him under center. That’s a mental adjustment that so many high school athletes have to make after the arrive on their chosen campuses, and the latest example of how Sills’ journey is a fitting model for both what can go wrong with the overhyping of young athletes, and hopefully, now, what can go right when they finally reach their own level.