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Football: 13-year-old QB commits to USC

February 4, 2010 |  8:36 pm

You've got to give USC Coach Lane Kiffin credit for creating buzz. He offered a scholarship to 13-year-old David Sills, a seventh-grader who lives in Delaware, and Sills accepted.

Sills spends lots of time in Southern California, where his private coach, Steve Clarkson, is located. Clarkson is the one who told Sills to call Kiffin, who made the scholarship offer after watching a video of Sills on YouTube.

Sills is part of the Class of 2015. Asked what happens if Kiffin isn't coaching at USC in 2015, Clarkson said, "He can always decommit."

UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel already has a commitment for 2016 _ his son, Joe.

Maybe this will cause the NCAA to impose a new rule like it did to basketball coaches that prevent them from offering seventh and eighth graders.

-- Eric Sondheimer