The state of Georgia has produced some spectacular football players, but in Scout's 15 year run, the Network had never placed a 5-Star tag on a quarterback. Several have played up to that billing, most notably Cam Newton, who was so raw in high school that he entered his senior year with only a handful of scholarship offers.
Clemson's Deshaun Watson was the No. 3 ranked quarterback in the country coming out of Gainesville High School, but Watson was rated 4-Stars with arm strength being the only concern. Like Newton, Watson has certainly proven he was under-rated in high school.
So it's with some acclaim that Greater Atlanta Christian's Davis Mills (6'3/195) is Scout's first ever 5-Star quarterback from the state of Georgia. He certainly isn't the last as Jake Fromm of Houston County and junior Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville have also helped usher in a golden age of passers in the Peach State.
What does Mills have that led him to break the ice in Georgia?
Every 5-Star prospect is going to have to have plus physical tools. Mills checks the boxes. He's got good size, a quick release, a strong arm, and quick feet.
Mills also has ice-water running through his veins. He's got pin-point accuracy, and he's willing to take what the defense will give him before biding his time and taking shots down-field. Mills will curl, slant, and screen a defense to death before sucking in the defensive backs and beating them with longer post, fades and seam routes.
Mills is also a capable runner. Make no mistake, his arm is his meal-ticket, but he can keep a defense honest with his running, and shows good strength to break arm tackles and escape the rush.
Mills will be comfortable in any type of offense and can be a distributor or a play-maker. His versatility, talent, poise and intangibles are combined to make him the first 5-Star quarterback in Scout's history.