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Video proof that Kiffin isn't totally daft

Now that Southern Cal is officially the leader in the clubhouse in the Class of 2015 recruiting rankings, there’s an infomercial a video clip making the YouTube rounds showing the focus of Lane Kiffin‘s quarterbacking desire.

Make that 13-year-old quarterbacking desire.

For those who haven’t seen it, here’s the clip of David Sills, the adolescent prodigy who’s being tutored by the same man who brought you Jimmy Clausen, Matt Barkley and a host of other big-time QBs.  And, actually, the kid doesn’t look half-bad football-wise and could easily pass for 15 or 16 in a year or two.

You just have to wonder, though, what’s going to happen to the kid when he can’t focus solely on football and will instead have to shift his attention to things like, oh, I don’t know, like shaving.

Anyway, here’s the clip.  YMMV on the “creepy” quotient:

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13 Responses to “Video proof that Kiffin isn't totally daft”
  1. vixzilla says: Feb 5, 2010 2:08 PM

    “could easily pass for 15 or 16” in a year or two. He’s 13 for Christ sake isn’t that a bit redundant?? A given if you will??

  2. John Taylor says: Feb 5, 2010 2:10 PM

    First time reading here? :-)

  3. Cubano says: Feb 5, 2010 2:39 PM

    Hell, that kid could start at Notre Dame today!

  4. Sean Martin says: Feb 5, 2010 2:44 PM

    This shouldn’t be happening.

  5. Mike Z says: Feb 5, 2010 3:02 PM

    It looked like the kid was playing against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense in some of those clips.

  6. Stoogie says: Feb 5, 2010 3:14 PM

    I don’t understand why you’re all hatin’ on the kid. He’s just chasing his dream
    Furthermore, I see nothing “creepy” about this at all. It worked out just fine for me.
    Todd Marinovich

  7. Cubano says: Feb 5, 2010 4:12 PM

    @ Stoogie…. Claissic post! lol

  8. qualityshows says: Feb 5, 2010 4:39 PM

    Well, can we just destroy kids’ dreams now? Where is the cheerleader who thinks she’s going to be the next… um “Snookie”? Dreams are great, and kids need them, but adults who exploit them are really not what they need.

  9. xacvol says: Feb 5, 2010 4:40 PM

    This display reminds of the show that my wife watches about beauty agent die hard Moms that make thier 3 year olds grind on a stage in a bikini for a blue ribbon.
    This kid is going to hate football by his junior year in high school.

  10. Seeryer says: Feb 5, 2010 5:30 PM

    This kid is nothing special. Come to Jacksonville FL and I can find three 13 year olds that are more athletic and have better mechanics after working with them for a month. This “tutor” is a fraud. Clausen was the third D1 player in his family and he may go in Round 1 but he will be a bust. He was not near the player he was hyped to be. He is a poor athlete with so-so arm strength. And he never won a damn thing. As for Barkley, he is pretty good but I am not ready to put him in the Sanchez or Palmer class. I don’t think he has near the upside those two guys had. I can coach QBs as well as this guy and it won’t cost their parents an arm, a leg, and a plane ticket. Hard to tell if this video was for the kids promotion or for the “tutors” promotion.

  11. ParkerFly says: Feb 5, 2010 7:42 PM

    Chris Leak got his first scholarship offer when he was in 8th grade. This is nothing new folks.

  12. Gabrielsdad237 says: Feb 6, 2010 3:05 PM

    Besides it is all a publicity stunt by Kiffin anyway. You can not offer a kid a official scholarship until Sept 1 of their Jr year. He did the same garbage at UT with Eric Berry’s little brother. He is just a media whore.

  13. Get your creep on: 14-year-old QB phenom talks USC offer | CollegeFootballTalk says: Mar 25, 2011 7:47 PM

    […] a little bit in their mouths” — early last year when he extended a scholarship offer to 13-year-old quarterback phenom David Sills, who promptly gave his “verbal commitment” to the Trojans — for the […]

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