For Greenwich, Conn. offensive lineman John Sullivan, although things have been narrowed down to five favorite teams, it seems that two are in the driver’s seat with a third lurking just behind.
“My five favorites are Miami, Boston College, Notre Dame, Michigan and North Carolina,” said the 6-foot-4, 270-pound four-star center. “But right now my top two are Michigan and Notre Dame. I grew up dreaming of playing for Notre Dame and Michigan was always one of my favorite schools so it will come down to those two and BC with no leader.”
However, Sullivan still plans on taking official visits to all five of his favorite schools either during or after his senior season.
“I’d like to see them all,” he said. “I want to go to a school with a great offensive line tradition, good academics and a chance to win it all. That’s why my top three are who they are.”
Sullivan, who is only 16 years old, was the second player in the country invited to play in the US Army All-American Bowl held in San Antionio, Tex. in January.
“I was invited the first week of April,” said Sullivan. “The lack of respect the players from the Northeast gets is a joke, especially New England. I’m going to show everyone out in Texas exactly what we’re about up here.”
So does that mean Sullivan might stay in New England to play his football?
“Not sure,” he said. “I like BC and their coaches a lot, but if I do leave I mean no disrespect to New England.”
Sullivan has been working hard all summer and is now bench-pressing 360 pounds. He is considered by many to be the best offensive lineman from Connecticut in more than a decade.