WVU Lands QB Sills

West Virginia dipped into familiar territory today when Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian quarterback David Sills committed during an unofficial visit to campus.

One-time USC commit David Sills is joining a former teammate in college, but not in Southern California.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Sills committed to West Virginia while on campus today, according to Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy coach Dwayne Thomas. Sills will enroll in January and join former ECA receiver Daikiel Shorts with the Mountaineers.

“It was familiarity of the recruitment, with Daikiel and their relationship, the roster looks real good for him because they have three senior quarterbacks right now,” Thomas said. “Next spring he’ll go in there and compete against guys that don’t have (much) more experience than him.”

Sills committed to USC before his freshman year of high school, and remained steadfast in that pledge until the Trojans changed coaches.

When new coach Steve Sarkisian landed quarterback Ricky Town, the No. 2 signal caller in the 2015 class, Sills began to look around. He decommitted last month and was also looking at Virginia Tech, but settled on the Mountaineers.

Thomas said with Sills on board at West Virginia, a tweak to ECA’s playbook is about to take place.

“From my vantage point, I’m going to get their playbook and install it right now,” Thomas said. “He’s excited. (WVU coach) Dana (Holgorsen) was very excited. I don’t think Dana was expecting him to commit to him.

“I’m extremely comfortable with it. It’s interesting with the things Dana says about Daikiel Shorts, and the way he feels about Daikiel Shorts, is the way we all feel about him. I think he played a major part in that. If Daikiel is comfortable with the situation, that’s good enough for me.”


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