WVU football can run the table in Big 12 with David Sills returning for 2018


The highest-scoring wide receiver in college football will be playing for the WVU football team again in 2018.

On Monday morning, David Sills announced he was returning to play for the WVU football team in 2018. The news, released on WVUsports.com, comes just a few days after West Virginia quarterback Will Grier said he was coming back for the Mountaineers next season.

With both Sills and Grier coming back, the WVU football team can be in the top 10 in the national rankings entering 2018. The Mountaineers certainly have the potential to be the best team in the Big 12 Conference. Reigning champion Oklahoma will be without Heisman winner Baker Mayfield, and Oklahoma State will be saying goodbye to quarterback Mason Rudolph and Biletnikoff award winner James Washington.

The Mountaineers may just be the most hyped they’ve been since the 2007 season when the eventually won the Fiesta Bowl. Of course, there are a ton of question marks, most notably on the defensive side of the ball. Even the offense may not live up to its billing, because with Sills and Grier on the team in 2017 there were a lot of things that didn’t always work on offense.

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What does work is Grier and Sills’ chemistry on the long ball. Sills uses his strength and pure athleticism to get open and make some great catches while holding onto the ball and moving forward. He has a uncanny football sense and has unlimited potential with what he can do on the field.

His numbers this past season spoke volumes as he made 60 catches for 980 yards and 18 touchdowns. According to WVUsports.com, Sills had four games with more than 100 yards receiving and had a season-best 153 yards against Baylor. He was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, too.

The receiving corps for the WVU football team will be without Ka’Raun White next season as he graduates, so there will be some space open for a new guy to fill the void. One thing is for certain, the WVU football team will be explosive and Will Grier will make that happen each game. David Sills coming back means that the receiver spot is more than fine on the front end.

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There just needs to be some more player development this offseason for a new receiver to step up. With more options, the WVU football team should be able to run the table and make the Big 12 Championship Game in 2018.