Super Prep magazine, usually a reliable source, rates [Mills] the 16th-best defensive lineman in the country and reports that USC has been recruiting him since he was a sophomore. He is also considering Michigan, Washington, UCLA, Colorado and Miami, according to Super Prep.
Mills runs the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds and has great coordination for a big man, but so far he has not made much of an impact at Banning. He opened last season at inside linebacker, but was demoted to part-time defensive lineman because he had trouble handling the duties of linebacker.
Cal-Hi Sports lists three area seniors among the "Hot 100" in the state: Mills, Hill and Hawthorne defensive back Joe Latu. The publication lists two area players in a second grouping of 100 seniors-Redondo lineman Ryan Turner and Carson wide receiver Landy McCall.