Something I learned a long time ago and utilize in my scouting / analysis of players is the talent level they had coming out of high school and where they played - and if the college experience “revealed” flaws in the player or if the college experience “didn’t highlight” the true talent in the player.
Mills was the nation’s top ranked pro style QB coming out of the greater Atlanta area. He suffered an injury his senior season and then again once he arrived at Stanford. I truly believe that there is untapped potential here and I for one am hoping Pep can unlock it. This is a good article from back in the day.
Greater Atlanta Christian’s Davis Mills, a Stanford commitment, is ranked among the nation’s top two quarterbacks entering his senior season.
Funny enough I did some more background checks on the 2016 Elite11 Competition.
His competitors included Tua Tagovailoa, Jake Fromm, Kellen Mond and Mac Jones to name a few.
The counselors that year…
, Josh Dobbs, Brad Kaaya, and Tanner Mangum.
The staff who selected him as the most likely to go number one included Trent Dilfer (Super Bowl winning QB), George Whitfield Jr. (QB guru to many pundits - up for debate), Charlie Frye (now Dolphins QB coach), Craig Nall (7 Year NFL Backup), and Mike James (Nike Director of Football Grassroots).
Not saying these decision makers are the be all end all, but not a bad list of support when also considering the names he played alongside that year. And how about the lead counselor!! Hopefully he didn’t tell the campers how to maintain their bodies…