Maybe it’s the right time for this Mountaineer to go represent our state in the NFL

Darius Stills, the West Virginia native and Junior Defensive Lineman for the Mountaineers, has a big decision to make and he’s going to make the decision that is best for him and his family.  And that’s exactly what he should do.

Stills initially released a cryptic message on Twitter saying, “What to do…What to do…”.  Following that Tweet, there was widespread speculation about what he meant by this.  Some assumed that it meant he didn’t know what to do with himself now that his football season was over, while others predicted that it could be as simple as what he’s going to eat.  A day later, he clarified by again taking to Twitter to say, “I did not enter my name in the 2020 NFL Draft yet!  I will be making my decision soon.”

Darius Stills has given his blood, sweat and tears to the football program and the state that he loves and adores.  Stills – like his brother Dante – is a true Mountaineer.  Born and bred here, he could have gone a lot of places, but he decided to stay home and play for his beloved Mountaineers.

During his time at West Virginia University, he has been sensational.  As a junior this season, Stills had 47 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 7 sacks.  Although he has not garnered a lot of attention from the NFL scouts and experts yet, his play and constant improvement this season is impossible to ignore.

Stills was quoted as saying, “The reason I’m here today is because of people who didn’t think I was good enough to be here.  I’m glad for that because I’d rather be slept on than be praised by everybody because I have something to prove.”

Darius Stills has given the last three years of his life doing everything he can to make West Virginia University, its football program and the state of West Virginia better.  Now it is time for him to decide what’s best for Darius Stills.

It’s possible that he might not be drafted highly if he in fact does enter the NFL Draft.  He may have to struggle and fight, scratch and claw to make a roster, but working hard and fighting for respect is not something new to Darius Stills.  He’s always done that and he will continue to do so as he finds a way to make his dream of playing in the National Football League come true.