USC Recruits a 13 Year Old Quarterback

And you thought Matt Barkeley was a green freshman behind center for the Trojans last fall.  Yes, I know this is a political blog but some stories just scream for commentary.  [youtube][/youtube]

Like this story, which reports that a 13-year old phenom quarterback has already committed to USC for the Fall 2015 season. From the story:

“The next Tiger Woods?  The next Lebron James?  Everyone is always looking for the next phenom. And that’s why you might want to learn the name David Sills.  He is a seventh grader who just gave a verbal commitment to the University of Southern California to be their quarterback – in 2015.

The six-foot-tall 13-year-old is a wunderkind in the eyes of his personal coach Steve Clarkson,  who has mentored top college quarterbacks Jimmy Clausen and current USC star Matt Barkley.”

A lot can happen in five years.  Is USC smart or dumb for making a commitment to a kid barely old enough to shave?

  1 comment for “USC Recruits a 13 Year Old Quarterback

  1. DBC
    February 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Dumb. Irresponsible. On the part of the parents, coaches, and USC. Let the kid be a kid. The spotlight, pressure, ego, warped sense of identity and priorities… this is wrong on so many levels. Not surprised that it’s USC doing it, though. Todd Marinovich comes to mind.

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