Tag:David Sills
Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:05 am

2/15 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Post-Valentine's and post-Clowneypalooza, where will the recruiting news come from? Highly likely the drama continues to stream in from everywhere.

- The media circus that was Jadeveon Clowney's announcement yesterday will likely continue according to Andy Staples.

- Arizona State received the verbal commitment of Upland (Calif.) wide receiver Kenny Lawler.

- Good list of news and notes on the state of Arkansas recruiting.

- Colorado added a late commit to the class of 2011 in wide receiver Tyler McCulloch.

- Did Auburn offer a scholarship to 14-year old quarterback David Sills?

- All-Name Team quarterback Vegas Harley enjoyed his visit to Florida this past weekend but he's made it clear to teams that he wants to play quarterback.

- Despite a top 10 class in 2011, have the Texas Longhorns lost their recruiting momentum in the Dallas area?

Posted on: February 7, 2011 7:00 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2011 10:45 pm

Auburn offers 2015 quarterback David Sills

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It’s now safe to say that Lane Kiffin is no longer the only head coach to offer a scholarship to a recruit without a learner’s permit.

While many coaches are just beginning to turn their attention to the class 2012, Auburn head coach Gene Chizik extended an offer to class of 2015 quarterback David Sills, his quarterback coach Steve Clarkson told the Los Angeles Times.

Sills famously committed to USC after being verbally offered a scholarship by Kiffin while still in middle school last February. The then 13-year-old Sills had not even played a varsity football game at the time of the offer.

Sills is the latest in a long line of quarterbacks tutored by Clarkson, who lists Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Montana and Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart among his pupils.

In response to Sills' early scholarship offer, a new NCAA rule was proposed last year that would prohibit verbal scholarships offers before July 1st of a recruit’s junior year. The proposal was defeated at the recent NCAA convention in San Antonio. A student-athlete may receive a written offer after August 1st of their senior season.

The 6-foot-1, 160 pound Sills led the Red Lion Christian Academy (Del.) varsity to a 6-3 record last season as an 8th grader.

Auburn also extended an offer to teammate Kenny Bigelow in late January, a sophomore defensive lineman.

Update: Sills' father tells the Times that the Tigers did not extend an offer. Clarkson maintained that Auburn has extended a scholarship offer to a different Times reporter.
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