Davis Mills, who some argue is a candidate to be the state’s top quarterback, took the field with Greater Atlanta Christian this past weekend.
What did we find out? Check out the AJC’s observations:
1. Best quarterback in the country?
According to longtime friend Connor Heyward, who was in attendance at the GAC game, Mills is the best quarterback in the class of 2017, if not the entire country. Heyward is the son of Craig Heyward and plays quarterback for rival Peachtree Ridge High School.
“If he’s not, he’s the best quarterback in the country for the class of 2017,” Heyward said. “I think he’s better than a lot of guys in the class of 2016.”
But is he better than UGA commit Jacob Eason, the 5-star quarterback out of Washington? Though he didn’t answer, Heyward offered up his scouting report of the two.
“I know Jacob Eason can throw it a mile, they say, but I think Davis has all the tools,” Heyward said. “I have as many compliments for Eason as I do with Davis. I think Davis, he can do everything that Eason can do, and he studies the playbook. He puts in the time.”
2. What happened with UGA?
UGA flirted a little bit with Mills before another 2017 quarterback from Georgia committed to the Bulldogs. But there hasn’t been much contact between Mills and UGA since.
“I talked to them before Bailey (Hockman) committed,” Mills told the AJC. “But since then, we pretty much lost contact.”
3. When does the 4-star QB plan to commit?
It’s unclear at the moment, but Mills did say he would likely commit sometime this winter or after the season.
Mills, who holds 20 offers, doesn’t have any leaders at the moment. A scout told me to keep an eye out for Stanford, UCLA and Miami.
4. Mills lets it rip
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback showed off his arm strength when he connected with one of his receivers for a 64-yard touchdown with 1:53 left in the third quarter.
It’ll be interesting to see how GAC fills the void left behind by receiver Darius Slayton, who is a freshman at Auburn. But all indications suggest Mills will compensate for the loss.
5. Areas of improvement?
Mills is a student of the game. He’s as detail oriented as any quarterback in the country, and he’s always looking to improve. This year, though, he’ll look to build upon his pocket presence, he told the AJC.