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Stephen Sullivan Commits to LSU

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Talented 4-star decides to stay in state.

LSU received some good news this evening when composite 4-star Stephen Sullivan re-committed to the Tigers. Sullivan originally committed to LSU in February of last year. He remained committed until August of this season. Many believed that Gary Patterson had won Sullivan over and he would ultimately wind up at TCU. In November, Sullivan took visits to TCU and Mississippi State. At times, both were considered to be leaders for his services, with some rumors of silent commitments, possibly. But in the end, Cam Cameron did the job and won Sullivan back over to the home state team.

Sullivan is an early enrollee and will be on campus in January. At 6'5", 230 pounds, he's got the body to play right away. The question will be, where? He's been listed as a receiver throughout high school. There's some murmurings of him potentially moving to the defensive side of the ball, possibly as a DE, or a OLB in a 3-4 type defense. My guess is Sullivan gets his first crack at playing WR at LSU. He's the type of guy that can be an immediate RZ jump ball threat. It's impressive that an incoming freshman is the size of Calvin Johnson and the coaching staff will likely want to take advantage of the size mismatch he presents.

This is exceptionally great news for LSU. Things looked shaky with Sullivan for a while, and he's the type of top tier instate recruit that you'd hate to see get away. The fact that he's an early enrollee should give him a fighting chance to find some playing time, though the WR depth chart is littered with a lot of big time names that have yet to distinguish themselves. It's obvious LSU is unafraid of playing young talent, so I wouldn't count against Sullivan, nor fellow incoming WR, Dee Anderson, who is also an early enrollee.

Sullivan is another great piece to an already strong class. LSU currently ranks just behind Ohio State in the 247 Composite Rankings, no. 2 nationally. They have several top talents left on the board. All-in-all, this is a pretty remarkable recruiting job, especially considering the disastrous ending to the season which included a failed palace coup of Les Miles. The future is bright in Baton Rouge.