“13 Year Old Commits”

In the sporting world, it is not too often that the term 13-year-old commits is used.  But a day after the College Football signing day there was a commitment to a major institution.  And I am not talking about a committment to a high school institution.  But to one of the most prominent College Football programs in the country.

David Sills, a 13-year-old out of Delaware committed to play football at the College ranks with USC.  Lane Kiffin is at it again.  This man cannot stay out of the headlines.  Now obviously this committment is not binding  to either side.  But it is  miraculous to me that Lane and USC were talking to a 13 year old in Delaware.

Now if you watch the highlight reels, the kid can play.  Without question he is a very talented 13 year old.  But this kid has not even gone through puberty yet.  They have no idea how his body will morph.  They have no idea how this kid will develop.  A lot goes on in a teenager’s life from the age of 13 to 18.  Not to mention this kid has some added pressure in that he is in junior high school and has been talking with major College Football programs.

Now this kid could end up being the Lebron James of football for all I know.  But, do I think this is a bit of a ridiculous scenario?  I would say yes, but we are talking about Lane Kiffin.  Nothing is out of this guy’s realm.  He is a golden boy who has been handed phenomenal job opportunities, not to mention a smoking hot wife.

How does he do it?  Well apparently he is spending time evaluating 13-year-old talent so he must be quite the workhorse.

Any thoughts on this whole situation?  Check out the kids highlight reels if you get a chance.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.



6 responses to ““13 Year Old Commits”

  1. Commiting to a university at 13 is nothing more than a publicity stunt. Keeps Kiffin in the news. By the time this kid gets to high school he will be a target as everyone will have heard about what a great player he is and they will be out to stop him. I am sure the young man is flatterd by the attention. As for Kiffin, he is one of the luckiest people I have ever seen. He has gotten incredibly far without earning it.

    • Gooch,
      In complete agreeance with you. The kid now has a massive target on his back for the next 5 years before he event steps foot onto a college campus.

      I wish him the best. And I would love some advice from Lane and how you get a life of fame and glory handed to you.


  2. good post kraze, especially liked the comment on his smoking hot wife.

  3. I think it’s a publicity stunt more than anything, but it’s not a bad strategy in that if it doesn’t work out then it’s no sweat off Kiffin’s back to tell him “sorry, you didn’t turn out like we thought you would,” and if it does work out then it makes Kiffin look like a genius.

    • Money,
      I agree but all Kiffin does is publicity stunts. Like he craves the press and needs to worry about producing winners on the field.

      I think the real issue is Kiffin needs to relook at his priorities as a coach.


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