Evaluation of 2015 Elkton (Md.) Christian Academy quarterback David Sills in comeback win at Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius:
I was down in Cleveland when 2014 Michigan commitments Brandon Watson and Freddy Canteen took on St. Iggy on a Saturday afternoon in October. While I walked away impressed with Watson and Canteen, and with my attention mainly focused on the both of them, David Sills showed some real moxie at the quarterback position and stood out to me.
Not the biggest kid around but Sills is as tough as they come. Playing with plantar fasciitis Sills was effective through the air, hooking up with Canteen for a couple touchdowns while spreading the ball around offensively. When the plays weren't there downfield Sill's showcased nice athletic ability scrambling for positive yardage, very comfortable running with the football in tight spaces or out in the open field, something Michigan is clearly making an effort to recruit, not a true running quarterback but a quarterback that is balanced enough to move out of the pocket and gain yardage if necessary.
Down 29-26 in the final minutes at St. Ignatius, Sills engineered an impressive 13-play, 88-yard drive down the field for ECA, mixing in the pass and calling his own number to setup a game winning four-yard touchdown pass with just 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
I spoke to Sills afterward, at that time still a strong verbal commitment to USC, and he told me he loves having the ball in his hands in those late game situations, unafraid of the moment. It certainly showed from my vantage point on the sideline.
Overall, Sills has good enough size right now, a strong arm, throws the ball with good accuracy, can command an offense, and can create with his feet, I’m not surprised Michigan offered this young man one bit.
Here’s a few clips of Sills in action from ECA’s win at St. Ignatius:
2015 QB David Sills