It appears the speculation has, finally come to fruition.
In February of 2010 and as a 13-year-old seventh grader, David Sills verbally committed to — eventually — play his college football at USC. Fast-forward to September of last year and the firing of the head coach to whom Sills committed, Lane Kiffin. The rumors first sprouted at around that time, and only intensified when Ricky Town, the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in next year’s class, committed to the Trojans in late January.
Now, nearly five months to the day after Town’s pledge, Sills has apparently pulled his as the tweet from Scout.com‘s Brian Dohn attests:
To further buttress the report, Sills’ retweeted Dohn’s tweet on his personal Twitter account, although he’s yet to officially announce he’s pulled his verbal.
This also could be a case of a football program, with a new coaching staff in place, quietly pulling the scholarship offer made by the previous regime as has been speculated just a couple of weeks ago.
Regardless, and while Dohn states Sills currently has no leader, Bruce Feldman of FOXSports.com tweeted that West Virginia may now be a possibility. With Kiffin now the offensive coordinator at Alabama — the school from which Town decommitted to commit to USC, incidentally — the Crimson Tide would also seem to be an option. In fact, in mid April, Sills took a visit to Tuscaloosa.
The Tide already has one commitment from a touted 2015 recruit at the position: Blake Barnett, a four-star prospect rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country.
That same recruiting site also gave Sills four stars and rates him as the No. 14 pro-style quarterback in the country. The 6-3, 200-pound Maryland high schooler has scholarship offers from, among others and in addition to one from WVU, Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Michigan and Virginia Tech.
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