Steve Sarkisian has pledged his trust in five-star quarterback commit Ricky Town, and the room for another quarterback finally dried up for long-time USC commit David Sills.
The Eastern Christian (Maryland) product committed to USC as a talented 7th grader back in 2010. Circumstances continued to spread thin as Kiffin continued to recruit promising four and five-star athletes at the position. Sills peaked at a very young age working under quarterback guru Steve Clarkson's program, but never truly panned out as the once-in-a-lifetime pocket passer suggested by his rankings back in middle school.
Now considered the 14th-best pro-style quarterback by Scout.com, the 21st-best passer by 247 Sports and 23rd by ESPN Recruiting, Sills certainly has talent, but his ceiling is not high enough to garner any real playing time in this Trojan system.
Word from Eastern Christian is qb David Sills decommitted from #USC no leaders http://t.co/IABc02IiRv— ScoutBrianDohn (@BrianDohnScout) June 28, 2014
Over the course of his high school career, the writing on the wall continued to sharpen as Sills started to plateau. Back in 2012, Sills could only play three high school games because Maryland's high school athletics body did not sanction the school to compete, causing its opponents to cancel games. Eastern Christian Academy has fewer than 100 students, many of which are D1 collegiate athletes, including current Trojans Kenny Bigelow and Khaliel Rodgers.
The decommit subtracts from USC's recruiting class, which now slivers down to eight commits, but that means Sarkisian will have an extra offer to work with to complete his star studded 25-man class. The four-star product has been rumored for quite some time to eventually leave the program, and West Virginia remains the prohibitive favorite.