Greenwich, Conn. offensive lineman John Sullivan has been torn between three teams for the longest time. However, as his season nears an end, it seems the recruiting process could be ending as well.
"Right now it's Notre Dame over everyone else," said the 6-foot-4, 270-punder who is ranked as the No. 3 center in the nation. "They're emerged as the team for me right now. There are a lot of factors that go into that. I'm not going to announce or decide anything until after our season though."
Sullivan's team is coming off a tough 0-0 tie with New Canaan in a game he feels they should have won.
"We were inside the 10-yard line five times and came away empty," he said. "You just can't do things like that."
Sullivan was considering Notre Dame, Boston College and Michigan as well as Miami and North Carolina to a lesser extent. Right now there is only one team who could knock off the Irish.
"I still might take an official visit to Boston College," he said. "But they need to string together more big wins. You can't beat Notre Dame and then lose to West Virginia. That's just my feeling. They've had some chances to win some big games this year and only pulled off one."
However, one thing is keeping BC alive.
"I really like Coach (Dave) Magazu," he said of BC's offensive line coach. "He's a great guy and he's the one that makes it tough for me. Saying no to him would be hard, so I might visit there to make sure."
Sullivan wants to take his official visit to Notre Dame on Dec. 6 but might be playing in the state championship game.
"Hopefully I'll be busy," he said. "I'd like to get to Notre Dame and BC before Christmas if I can but we'll see."
And what about the rest of the teams?
"I thought hard about it and if I'm going to go far away from home, I'd rather go to Notre Dame than Michigan," he said. "North Carolina is struggling and I don't think I'd fit in that well at Miami. I feel I fit the best at Notre Dame or BC."