San Antonio (Texas) Central Catholic quarterback Blaire Sullivan has not received nearly as much attention as other quarterbacks from the state. Playing at a relatively small private high school, not many people have seen him play. However, one in-state school definitely noticed his play.
The 6-foot-4, 198-pound Sullivan made his way to a Conference USA program on an official visit a little over a week ago. After receiving the offer, he decided a few days later to end his recruitment.
"I just committed to UTEP on Friday night," Sullivan said on Sunday evening. "They offered me last weekend. I was up on my official visit and they offered me that Sunday. It was a week ago today. I had been talking to them for a while but they didn't offer me officially until that Sunday."
Though he left El Paso uncommitted, Sullivan still had a chance to deliver the news to head coach Mike Price in person.
"I went home, talked to my parents and thought about it," he said. "I committed on Friday when coach Price was doing his in-home visit at my house."
Sullivan says that several factors led him to choose to become a Miner.
"My favorite part was probably the Sun Bowl," he said. "I like playing in front of a lot of people and they get pretty good attendance there. I really liked the coaches and everything there. The people were really nice. I just think that I will really enjoy my time there."
Though UTEP was his first FBS offer, several other schools were showing Sullivan attention as of late. He passed for 1,876 yards this past year, throwing 24 touchdowns with only three interceptions. He added 820 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.