When an athlete goes to play college football, they sometimes have to change their position. That is exactly what West Virginia’s David Sills had to do, but it doesn’t mean he has completely forgotten his roots.
Sills was a three-star member of the Mountaineers’ 2015 recruiting class as a quarterback, but he was converted to a wide receiver after having accuracy problems in his early days with the team. On Thursday, however, it was announced that he wants to pursue a career as a quarterback and he will be transferring to a California junior college to do just that.
“We appreciate everything David has done for the Mountaineer football program. He has done everything asked of him and has been a great teammate,” head coach Dana Holgorsen said via FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman. “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.”
David Sills saw himself fall very far down the depth chart at West Virginia, but his athleticism showed promise at another skills position. He made the switch to receiver and found some success at the position.
During the 2015 season, Sills caught seven passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was the winning score in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl against Arizona State. It is going to be very interesting to see what he is able to do once he makes his transition back to quarterback.
He certainly has the prowess of playing the position. He once committed to Lane Kiffin’s USC Trojans in 2010 when he was only in seventh grade.