Since the news of Lane Kiffin's firing at USC there has been a wave of reactions from players and coaches alike. Junior quarterback David Sills committed to Southern Cal when he was in seventh grade after Kiffin offered him a scholarship and since then the Sills family has been very tied into the USC program.
Dwayne Thomas, Sills' coach at Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy, saw two of his players from the 2013 class commit to the Trojans (five-star Kenny Bigelow and four-star Khaliel Rodgers) and has an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the USC program.
"Coach Orgeron has always been the glue over there," Thomas said. "Regardless of how they move forward I think a guy like Coach O would be solidified in his position."
As of now, Sills is still part of the 2015 Trojan recruiting class.
"David has always been the type of kid that liked USC regardless of who the coach was but I'm doing my job and looking at other options," said Thomas. "Personally, I'm an advocate for the kid. If I don't see things going the right way for the kid then I need to do my job regardless of what the family wants."
Thomas knows of another option for Sills but a switch does not seem to be in the near future.
"I'm not doing any research because people have always been in contact," Thomas said. "When a kid makes a commitment in seventh grade there are so many things that can change. Smart guys always stay close. Tennessee and other places have always said, 'If things change, let us know.'
"Nobody from Tennessee has reached out to me recently," said Thomas. "I just know that from my standpoint over the years, that has been a program that has always been interested in David. If you look at where they are located, what conference they're in and things like that, it could be an appealing program to him."
Sills and Eastern Christian Academy are 4-1 with their only loss coming at the hands of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep.