Did you see this? We need to write the NCAA to petition that this sort of nonsense be changed. Recruiting is bad enough; football recruiting probably the worst, but recruiting 13-years olds is out of bounds — and USC backers need to weigh in too.
Go ahead and laugh, but this time, Lane Kiffin may have outfoxed us.
Kiffin’s scholarship offer to a 13-year-old seventh grader has turned into a national joke, right down to the obligatory Chris Hansen/Dateline NBC references. It’s positively hilarious that Kiffin — whose just-spell-my-name-right style of attention-grabbing recruiting has earned him a reputation bigger than his 7-6 record as a college head coach — would promise a scholarship in the class of 2015 to a player who might not shave for three more years.
I’ll admit it. I chuckled, too. Until I searched for David Sills on YouTube. Then everything made sense.
The description of the clip touts the Bear, Del., quarterback prodigy as “the best young phenom since Tiger Woods.” (Get your minds out of the gutter, sickos.) The clip itself is a 117-second commercial for DreamMaker, the newest project for quarterback guru Steve Clarkson, whose past students include Matt Leinart, Jimmy Clausen and Matt Barkley.