National Media Expects Dante Stills to Make an Impact Right Away

National Media Expects Dante Stills to Make an Impact Right Away

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National Media Expects Dante Stills to Make an Impact Right Away

ESPN recently came out with a list of Freshman players that are expected to play right away and WVU commit Dante Stills was one of the players that made the list.

Who doesn’t need a big man to rush the passer? Stills, at 6-foot-4 and 284 pounds, signed with the Mountaineers in December over offers from Florida, Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma and others. Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson noted that West Virginia could have used Stills against Utah in the postseason, so apparently, he’s ready to contribute immediately. Stills knows what to expect, as his father, Gary, played linebacker at the school and brother Darius already is a defensive lineman in Morgantown.”

Jan 4, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Team Highlight defensive tackle Dante Stills (97) celebrates after a sack during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The 4-star commit’s brother, was an All-American this past season.  His brother, Darius Stills, is a sophomore Defensive Lineman for the Mountaineers.  It will be interesting to see if we see the Stills brothers every on the field together.

When Stills was being recruited, WVU coaches only had good things to say about him.

“He’s a special player,” West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson said of Stills. “He told the Oklahoma’s and the Florida’s (no). When he was born, he was probably tagged with a WV on him obviously with his dad and his older brother (Darius) here.”

WVU D-line coach Bruce Tall talked about how the game is won in the trenches and a player like Stills can really help the Mountaineers up the middle.

Stills recorded 75 tackles with 17.5 coming for loss and 6.5 sacks in his junior season.

Stills weighs right around 285 right now and is expected to gain between 10-15 pounds before next season begins.

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