David Sills leads America in touchdown catches, and he’s starting to get some love from the highest places in college football.
Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press has him among the players who are contending for an All-American spot.
So far, the junior has 33 catches for 512 yards through just five games. He’s caught over 25 percent of Will Grier’s total passing yardage. In addition, Sills leads the nation in touchdown catches with nine, he most recently caught two against a stellar TCU defense.
The Mountaineers depend on the likes of Sills being open deep consistently. They have one of the best vertical passing attacks in the country, and the ability to stretch the defense too deep gives everything else in their offense room to breathe. The Mountaineers aren’t one dimensional, that’s simplifying the strategy too much. They simply utilize their deep threats far better than other teams, and the presence of Sills demands attention. That attention can be weaponized by the WVU offense to get running lanes and other passing routes open.
David Sills still has a year of eligibility left, and it really seems like he and quarterback Will Grier are just getting started at West Virginia. Their budding connection is going to lead to some gaudy numbers at some point, whether it’s this year or the next.