Plunkett. Elway. Luck. Hogan. These are some of the names preceding young Davis Mills onto the Stanford campus. Mills certainly has some huge cleats to fill in the coming years after officially signing with the Stanford Cardinal on Wednesday.
The nation’s top pro-style passer and No. 15 overall prospect, Mills will not step on campus this summer without a mention of his winning pedigree after guiding Greater Atlanta (Ga.) Christian School to consecutive 13-2 seasons as a full-time starter.
The five-star Elite 11 finalist chose Stanford over offers from a who’s who of college football, including but not limited to Michigan, Alabama, USC, Georgia, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Colorado, Ole Miss and Miami (FL).
Mills’ talents as a mobile skilled passer with an innate knack for making NFL-caliber throws with ease will not be lost on the Stanford coaching staff as the Georgia senior competes with Keller Chryst and KJ Costello for the starting spot under center in the Cardinal pro-style offense this summer and into fall camp.
“The greatest part of his game, is the way he keeps his eyes downfield. He doesn't look to run when he is scrambling out of the pocket, like most quarterbacks do nowadays. With such a spread heavy offensive system in college football, most quarterbacks just look to run when the going gets tough, but not Mills. He keeps his head up while avoiding defenders. Being able to accurately pass on the move is another skill Mills possess. His coaches call some QB bootlegs, or rollouts and he fluidly hits his mark, which aids him when he actually has to run from pressure. Being able to accurately pass while escaping defenders is one of the main reasons he is such an elite talent.”
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