As evidenced by his play on the field last season, David Sills had the talent to make an impact on the receiving end of the passing game at West Virginia. In his mind, however, the sophomore still has the itch to be the triggerman of said passing game.
WVU announced in a press release Thursday morning that Sills has decided to transfer out of Mountaineers football program. According to a statement from Dana Holgorsen, Sills is moving on to an unspecified junior college “to pursue his dream of playing quarterback” at the collegiate level.
“We appreciate everything David has done for the Mountaineer football program. He has done everything asked of him and has been a great teammate,” the head coach said in a statement. “He has decided to transfer to pursue his dream of playing quarterback in college. We wish him nothing but the best in all of his future endeavors on and off the field.”
Sills was a three-star signee in 2015 who was rated as the No. 19 pro-style quarterback in the country. He was moved to receiver, however, and caught seven passes for 131 yards and a pair of touchdowns in eight games as a true freshman.
This spring, the Mountaineers allowed Sills to get work in as a quarterback.
“(Sills) is in the quarterback room now. He wants to be a quarterback,” said Holgorsen back in March. “When he’s out there – and we can’t be out there with him – but you see him go from quarterback to receiver drill and moves back and forth a little bit. We’ll let it play out and see how it goes.”
Sills is arguably best known for accepting a scholarship offer from then-USC head coach Lane Kiffin as a 13-year-old seventh grader back in February of 2010. He ultimately decommitted from the Trojans in June of 2014, a few months after Kiffin was canned.