Sullivan Thinks Weekend Was A Success

Elijah Sullivan talks about his commitment to the Auburn Tigers.

Tucker, Ga.--A longtime commitment to Auburn, athletic linebacker Elijah Sullivan ended any lingering questions about his decision to be a Tiger on Sunday following his official visit to the Plains. Saying he is “100 percent” in his commitment, Sullivan said he enjoyed everything about his trip.

“It went great,” Sulivan said. “I met a lot of new commits and a lot of recruits they are trying to bring in. I had a nice time.

“I’m definitely 100 percent,” he added. “I’m going to take one other visit to Marshall with my friend, but that’s it.”

A player who was originally recruited to play the "star" rover position in Auburn’s defense, Sullivan will have to make a move in a new system under Will Muschamp. That was part of what he talked about with the coaches while on his trip and it was all good.

“With the new offenses they have with the single-back they want me to play more of an inside linebacker,” Sullivan said. “It’s fine. I have played it before in the past during my football career. It’s not too much of a big change for me.”

Playing linebacker means suiting up for new position coach Lance Thompson. Moving to Auburn from Alabama where he recruited Sullivan’s teammate Jonathan Ledbetter, the future Tiger said he likes the new staff and already has a feel for them.

“I already knew Coach Thompson,” Sullivan said. “I pretty much knew him and I also talked to Coach Muschamp before from when he was recruiting me at Florida. I pretty much knew them all. The only one I didn’t know was the cornerback coach (Travaris Robinson), but we gelled together once we started talking about what’s going on.”

One of the prospects on campus for official visits who were already committed to Auburn, Sullivan said overall the weekend went really well as the Tigers look to finish out the 2015 class with a bang.

“It was really good,” Sullivan said. “A lot of players I talked to said they had a great time. This was a big weekend that we had all of the recruits who aren’t committed anywhere. It was a big weekend and I think it was a success.”

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