Lane Kiffin Never Sleeps

By Jason Priestas on February 5, 2010 at 3:12 am

Fresh on the heels of swiping Seantrel Henderson from the Buckeyes, Lane Kiffin has received a commitment from a 13 year-old quarterback. I know this happens in basketball, but that's part of what makes college basketball recruiting so shady. Leave it to Lane to get it going on the gridiron side.

The recruit, David Sills, still five years away from signing day, has a personal coach and a slickly produced highlight video (music notwithstanding):

Already six feet tall and breaking down NFL footage, Sills might turn out to be the next great thing. Or he might not. This quote from his mentor, Steve Clarkson, is not exactly a ringing endorsement of his ability to draw comparisons:

"You might call me crazy, but you've known me a long time, right? And when I said if there was going to be a LeBron James of football it'd be Jimmy Clausen that turned out to be a pretty good prediction."

Um. Okay.