BBrown: David Sills In The Maize and Blue

Submitted by Brandon Brown on March 14th, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Sills tweeted this picture out earlier and asked his followers, "What ya'll think?"



March 14th, 2014 at 11:23 PM ^

Granted, MaxPreps doesn't always have comprehensive season stats, but in addition to the fact that the colors suit him somehow, if we are getting the 226 YPG and 111 QB rating (using the NFL calculation, which is not the NCAA one) as well as a 64% or so completion percentage, then I believe that you have to say something along the lines of "Yes, I am interested..."


March 15th, 2014 at 12:20 AM ^

I would rather have Rosen than Sills and if he were to commit to us well then doesn't that seem to rule out the other Quarterbacks from coming here?    There seems to be better options out there according to a few guys here on the blog with good eyes for talent.    

West German Judge

March 15th, 2014 at 12:54 AM ^

My general thought is: if an offered kid come takes an unofficial from out of state and wants to commit, we shouldn't be worried about the rest of our offer board, we should just be happy that we're snagging a kid from USC with VT and Clemson and WVU offers.


March 15th, 2014 at 2:21 AM ^

I have come to value dual threat quarterbacks more so than the traditional pocket passer.  Very hopeful nuss narrows in on at least one dual threat.


March 15th, 2014 at 8:27 AM ^

Is there some pressure to take this kid just to keep the pipeline open to his dad's school?  Not that he is a 2 star or anything but seems like there are some higher rated guys we have offered.


March 15th, 2014 at 9:07 AM ^

I don't think so. The "pipeline" is already "open" with Canteen and Watson. I think he was offered because Borges genuinely thought he could use him at quarterback AND because the presence of his teammates might attract him to Ann Arbor. If Canteen hadn't committed, I kind of doubt we would have gone after Sills.

But all the higher rated guys we've offered are either committed elsewhere or likely to commit elsewhere, so I'm not really sure I understand your point. It seems like you're suggesting that the coaches shouldn't have invited him to campus because he's not the #1 target. If you make a habit of doing that, you're going to get screwed.


March 15th, 2014 at 11:22 AM ^

Thanks Magnus.  I thought he was high on Borges' list but maybe not so with Nuss so my point was that maybe Hoke felt pressure to not pull the "Borges" offer.  I do agree you cant wait around for the #1 guy on your list, just wasnt sure how Nuss felt about him.


March 15th, 2014 at 11:33 AM ^

Great points Magnus. Some of these comments frustrate me to no end. The kid is a 4* QB and had enough talent as 13 year old to land a scholarship offer from USC. I get that was a long time ago and sometimes people don't develop but this kid is still a pretty good QB. Guess we should have told Speight you're star ranking isn't good enough so we're going to hold out for the big 5* that has a 10% chance of committing here. Looks like the staff knew what they were doing there allowing a "lowly 3* star" to commit so early. I wish all you arm chair recruiting experts would knock it off, if the coaching staff brings this kid in I trust they know what they are doing.


March 15th, 2014 at 11:58 AM ^

That's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is that Sills was offered during Al Borges's tenure, meaning that if Nussmeier didn't want Sills to commit, we're not exactly going back on our word. There's a different offensive coordinator in place than there was when the original offer was extended.