Highlights of Georgia's First 5-Star Quarterback Davis Mills Stanford Commitment

The state of Georgia is the fourth most talent rich state in the country behind the big three of Florida, Texas, and California, but Scout had never ranked a quarterback from the Peach State 5-Stars. Stanford commitment Davis Mills was the first. See him in action against rival St. Pius from last week.

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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.

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