Stills’ Commitment Big Gain For WVU Front
Now that it is official of Dante Sills commitment to West Virginia, Mountaineer fans can get excited knowing the Fairmont native is staying home for college.
By Nick Kirincic
Now that it is official of Dante Sills commitment to West Virginia, Mountaineer fans can get excited knowing the Fairmont native is staying home for college. When it came down to it, it was either WVU, Florida or Oklahoma for Stills
Stills is a 6-4 265-pound defensive end for Fairmont State High School. He is rated as a 4-star recruit on the ESPN300 and is also ranked the No. 1 player in the state of West Virginia.
From a WVU perspective, Sills is a dominant defensive player that you can plus right into the fold on the Mountaineer defense. Defenses will have to deal with both the Stills’ brothers come next season with Darius about to begin his freshman season with the Mountaineers.
Defensive line depth is always a growing issue with any team, but more so for the Mountaineers this season after graduating the three starters among the line. WVU will have holdover Reese Donahue at one end spot next season and a young rotation at tackle. Dante Stills, though, provides the body, the speed and the athleticism needed to come in and start right away at the other end position.
Sure, it would give the Mountaineers a young front, but in-state fans could likely see an all-West Virginia defensive line with Donahue and both Stills.
Stills’ stock rose mightily after he began attending national camps and gaining national recognition, but as our Matt Welch reported, West Virginia was the only choice for Stills, who gave a word of advice to offensive linemen and QBs inside the Big 12 by saying, “I’m coming.”
If you’re a Mountaineer fan, today is a good day knowing your team just gained a game changing defensive lineman to keep Big12 quarterbacks up at night.