Steve Sarkisian’s USC Trojans are down a man for the 2015 recruiting class as long-time quarterback commit David Sills, of Eastern Christian in Maryland, has decommited, according to Brian Dohn of Scout.
— ScoutBrianDohn (@BrianDohnScout) June 28, 2014
Sills’ decommitment comes as no surprise and has been rumored for some time. Offered a scholarship by Lane Kiffin at the young age of 13 in 2010, Sills did not seem to have a place in Sarkisian’s plans for the future considering the commitment of five-star quarterback Ricky Town, who hails from Saint Bonaventure in Ventura.
Though Sills was considered enough of a phenom as a youngster in Steve Clarkson’s quarterback program to garner attention from big names like USC, his progression never reached the heights that were initially projected. Rivals considers him the 14th best pro-style quarterback in the nation while ESPN ranks him 23rd and 247Sports has him at 21st.
The four-star signal caller will now look elsewhere to pen his name on a letter of intent for college next fall.
The decommitment leaves the Trojans with eight commits for 2015 and 17 more spots to fill before January as Sarkisian and company look to fill the first full class of 25 since USC’s NCAA sanctions began.