David Sills keeps piling up accolades ahead of his senior campaign at West Virginia.
The Mountaineer receiver landed at No. 38 in Sports Illustrated’s ranking of the top 100 players in college football for 2018. After leading the country in touchdown receptions last year, he was an obvious inclusion.
Sills’s remarkable transformation from an elite quarterback recruit headed to a Pac-12 program to a go-to wide receiver in a Big 12 offense should generate more headlines this season than it did in 2017, when he tied Memphis’s Anthony Miller with a nation-leading 18 touchdown receptions to go along with 980 receiving yards. With a bona fide Heisman Trophy contender in Will Grier back at quarterback and another dangerous pass catcher in Gary Jennings lining up alongside him, Sills could become one of the leading faces of a Mountaineers squad that looks capable of pushing Oklahoma at the top of the Big 12.
The ranking comes after Sills was already named a preseason All-American by Athlon Sports this week.
Sills is the only West Virginia player on the list so far, but expect Grier to be ranked somewhere when Nos. 1-30 are revealed later this week.