That was February 2010.
Fast forward, it's now June 2014.
The landscape at USC in just over four short years has completely changed and so has the status of Sills' verbal commitment.
Scout's Brian Dohn reports that Sills has officially decommitted from the Trojans, per his high school coach. Sills has taken to his Twitter account to "Retweet" the news; he has not made himself available to comment further on the decision.
The Trojans are now led by coach Steve Sarkisian and the recruiting classes since Sills' commitment have yielded positive quarterback results.
A month into the job, Sarkisian accepted a commitment from Scout five-star quarterback Ricky Town of Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure.
Still currently on the roster and committing after Sills, is Scout's 2013 No. 1 quarterback Max Browne.
Browne and Sills share the same personal quarterbacks coach, Steve Clarkson.
It was reported by Scout that Sarkisian did not initially recruit Sills upon his December arrival as the Trojans coach. Weeks later, Sarkisian got onboard with Sills and began to reach out to him.
Sills told Scout's Greg Biggins in late May at Clarkson's quarterbacks retreat in San Diego (Calif.) that he remained committed to USC despite the overhaul in the football program.
However, Sills comments were telling that his connection to USC wasn't as strong as it used to be.
"I'm still committed but I'm not as comfortable with the new staff as I was with the old one so I want to keep looking around to make sure I'm doing the right thing," Sills said at the time. "I'm just trying to find the best fit so I'm going to do a few camps and unofficial visits before I make a final decision in July or August."
It comes as no shock that Sills has chosen to go another direction from USC, he's been taking visits to schools for months.
And the Trojans have ramped up their recruitment of other 2015 quarterbacks.
Sills most likely landing spot? Don't be surprised to see West Virginia and Maryland as top contenders.