His father, Gary Stills, was a standout at West Virginia, where he's third all-time in sacks, with 26, before he played with the Kansas City Chiefs for seven seasons. His brother, Darius Stills, has already committed to the Mountaineers for the 2017 class.
There's certainly a lot of pull to stay close to home for Dante Stills. But he insists others are certainly in the mix.
Louisville and Vanderbilt are the most recent to offer the younger Stills. He's been to camp at Virginia Tech and aside from visiting West Virginia, also went to Penn State's win over Temple in September.
Assistant coach Vance Vice and the Hokies have stayed in regular contact and seen him on the field this fall. And they're staying firmly in the picture.
"I like the coaching staff and they're not quiet, they're outgoing," Dante Stills said. "They wanna talk to me every day. They send me their stats from the game. They want me to come down. I feel comfortable. Coach Vice came down during the off-season, one of my workouts for football. I felt comfortable around him. He wasn't shy, so I felt comfortable."
But Dante also admits that the Mountaineers are a strong pull. Proximity helps, but hearing it every day from his brother also adds to it.
"It's just a family thing," Stills said. "My dad went there, I grew up around it, my brother committed there a month ago. It's kinda been iffy, because my brother wants me to go there, my dad wants me to go there. It's gonna be hard to choose a school because it's the family thing. I don't wanna disappoint them, but also, I wanna go somewhere that's gonna help me get better."
Check out the video above for our full interview with Stills.