David Sills’ fascinating journey has taken another turn.
Sills is transferring from West Virginia after expressing a desire to spend more time at quarterback following his move to receiver as a true freshman. The athletic quarterback-turned-receiver is largely recognized as the recruit who committed to then-USC coach Lane Kiffin in seventh grade. The news was first reported by Matt Welch of dkpittsburghsports.com, who also reports that Sills is planning to transfer to El Camino Community College in California.
“He has decided to transfer to pursue his dream of playing quarterback in college,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. “We wish him nothing but the best in all of his future endeavors on and off the field.”
Sills had a interesting freshman season for the Mountaineers, moving to receiver during the year and finishing with seven receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns. He had the game-winning touchdown catch in the Mountaineers’ 43-42 win over Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. He spent time at quarterback and receiver during West Virginia's spring drills.
The departure of Sills is not a major blow for West Virginia, particularly with his desire to play quarterback instead of receiver. The Class of 2015 signee showed he had potential as a receiver during his freshman but was buried on the depth chart at quarterback behind Skyler Howard, William Crest Jr. and Chris Chugunov during spring football.