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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Auburn Interested in 14-Year-Old Quarterback David Sills

You remember David Sills? Of course you do. He’s the 13-year-old kid about whom we wrote a year ago when it was announced he had already committed to play for Lane Kiffin at USC. The young boy had an absolutely ridiculous highlight video (watch it if you haven’t), and he’s tutored by widely respected quarterback coach Steve Clarkson.

More news was made on Monday when the LA Times reported that Auburn had already offered Sills a scholarship. Clarkson said that was the case, but Sills’ father denied it, though he confirmed that Auburn liked Sills and have joked with him.

No matter how you look at things, it’s absolutely absurd that colleges are offering a 13 or 14-year-old child an athletic scholarship in football. In basketball, you can tell if someone is a prodigy at that age. In football, so much can happen in between that it’s just a joke to make such a move. I’m guessing the schools are doing this mainly to be close to Clarkson who holds the key to many young quarterbacks in the country. Whatever the reason, it’s just another example of how absurd recruiting can be.

At least we do know that Auburn and Sills do have one thing in common.

Story via CBS Sports

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