2015 Defender Picks The Tigers

Auburn picked up its fourth commitment for the 2015 recruiting class as athletic defender Elijah Sullivan chose the Tigers following a junior day visit.

Tucker, Ga.--Looking to bolster depth on the defensive side of the ball for the 2015 recruiting class, Auburn picked up a commitment from athletic Elijah Sullivan on Saturday following his visit for a junior day on the Auburn campus.

"It went good," the 6-0, 205 Sullivan said. "I actually committed today. I felt very good about going there and my mom liked it to, so I went ahead and committed.

"I kind of liked Auburn since I was in 10th grade since I took my first visit there," he added. "Ever since then I have liked them and had them as my top school to go to."

With Robenson Therezie a senior in 2014 and his top backup Brandon King a junior, the Tigers need immediate help at the position and Sullivan is just the type of guy to fill that role in the class.

"They are recruiting me for linebacker and the 'star' position that they call it," Sullivan said. "It's kind of like what I do now. I get to move around the field and cover in man and things like that. It's pretty much what I do now."

Spending time getting to know Auburn defensive coordinator and future position coach Ellis Johnson as well as his recruiting coach Dameyune Craig, Sullivan said he really enjoyed that part of his visit as well as learning more about his role in Auburn's defense.

"When we were in position groups he talked to me about it and was telling me different stuff about the position," Sullivan said of Johnson. "I was listening and it sounded very much like the position I play now. That's what I liked about it.

"It's very comforting for me," he added. "It's basically just like what I play now, but with more plays added to it."

Sullivan becomes the fourth commitment for Auburn in the 2015 class joining Tyler Queen and junior college teammates Jason Smith and Tony Bridges.

Choosing Auburn over offers from Georgia Tech, Florida, Marshall and Georgia State, Sullivan said he's excited about his decision and doesn't plan on looking back.

"I feel like it's a decision I'm going to stick with," Sullivan said. "I just like the feel that is there. This is kind of a family-oriented team and that's what I like about it."


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