Former phenom David Sills heads to JC from West Virginia

during the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl at Chase Field on January 2, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

during the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl at Chase Field on January 2, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

David Sills, the once-touted "kid QB" is transferring from West Virginia to a California junior college so he can play quarterback, WVU coach Dana Holgorsen announced Thursday.

"We appreciate everything David has done for the Mountaineer football program. He has done everything asked of him and has been a great teammate," Holgorsen said. "He has decided to transfer to pursue his dream of playing quarterback in college. We wish him nothing but the best in all of his future endeavors on and off the field."

Sills' name is probably familiar to many recruiting fans. I detailed his story in "The QB." He had committed to Lane Kiffin and USC as a seventh grader. His family also had spent a fortune on private quarterback coaching with Steve Clarkson over the years. Sills is now 6-4, 200 pounds and folks inside the WVU program -- coaches and players alike -- gushed about his athleticism.

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Sills arrived in Morgantown as a QB recruit but struggled with accuracy and was far down on the depth chart. However, his range and quickness really impressed coaches who were intrigued and found a way to get him into action as a wideout. Sills caught seven passes for 131 yards and two TDs in 2015. He caught the winning touchdown in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, giving West Virginia the 43-42 victory over Arizona State.

Sills and William Crest, another QB who got into the lineup as a wide receiver, told me last fall that they're the "science experiments" just happy to contribute to the team in any way they can.