13-year-old quarterback commits to USC

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It seems like just yesterday he was throwing the ball for his middle school team. Oh wait, that was yesterday.

USC coach Lane Kiffin has secured a commitment from seventh-grade quarterback David Sills to accept a football scholarship, according to multiple published reports.

Sills, 13, who attends Red Lion Christian Academy, told delawareonline.com that "my heart was beating so fast" when talking to Kiffin.

While verbal commitments like this have happened in basketball, it appears that this is the first such commitment in football.

"I'm as shocked as anybody," Sills' father told ESPN.com. "I was just talking with friends yesterday about what it'll be like four years from now when David goes through the recruiting process. I never expected this to happen so soon.

"But David's always wanted to go to USC. I mean, is there a better place to play football in the country? How can you pass up the best offer you're ever going to get?"

While Sills has verbally committed to USC, nothing about that commitment binds him to the school.