- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
It has been an interesting year for Red Lion Christian Academy in Bear, Del., and, by extension, for standout football players and USC commits in 2013 defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow and 2015 quarterback David Sills.
Last year, the football program was granted permission to become associate members of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, which meant they could offer athletic scholarships, but in exchange, could not play against in-state teams or take part in any state tournaments. But at the conclusion of the season, the school was taken over by Glasgow Church, which immediately looked to de-emphasize the sports program and return to full compliance with DIAA rules.
As a result, the entire football coaching staff was let go, which prompted many to speculate that some players could follow suit and look for a new school.
That has proven to be the case for virtually the entire team, but of particular interest to USC fans is that Bigelow and Sills ended up at Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy. The two are extremely close, and will both wind up as top recruits in their respective classes. There is still plenty of distance from Maryland to USC, but Lane Kiffin and the Trojans coaches will do what they can to hold onto these two talented players.
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