One-time middle school USC commit David Sills signs with West Virginia

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Four-star quarterback David Sills made his letter of intent with West Virginia official on Wednesday.

Sills is the No. 15 pro-style quarterback in the country according to Rivals, though he's known for more than that. He was the quarterback who committed to USC in 2010 when the Trojans were coached by Lane Kiffin and Kiffin offered him a scholarship. Yes, Sills was a seventh-grader when he made that commitment.

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He had a personal coach in middle school and the coach, Steve Clarkson told ESPN in 2010 that "His skill set is off the chart. I've never seen anyone at his age do what he's been able to do."

And yes, Clarkson said Sills was breaking down NFL tape as a kid still more than two years away from being able to drive.

Sills held his commitment until 2014 when he decommitted from USC. He took a visit to Alabama, where Kiffin is now the offensive coordinator, but settled on West Virginia and coach Dana Holgorsen soon after decommitting from USC.

“Everything I looked for in a college … all pointed right back to West Virginia,” Sills said shortly after choosing West Virginia via Delaware Today. “I have two former teammates there—one that I’m very, very close with. The coaches were always straight and upfront with me, and said I could come in as a freshman and compete for the starting job.”

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