Prospect Says Visit To Auburn Is "Great"

A football recruit comments on his official visit to check out the Tigers.

Lillington, N.C.--Offensive lineman William Sullivan said he had an excellent time over the weekend checking out the Auburn football program.

"I had a great visit and my player host was Danny Lindsey," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I met a professor in education. I visited all of the facilities and stuff like that. I talked to the coaches and I think they are great."

Sullivan, a 6-4, 295-pound, two-time All-Conference tackle for Western Harnett High School, says if Auburn will offer a scholarship the Tigers would be his pick. He first broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and made the varsity at Western Harnett as a freshman.

His high school coach, Bill Wyrick, says that he believes that major colleges are missing a very good prospect if they don't offer because all of Sullivan's offers have come from smaller programs. "Frankly, I think he is a very undervalued kid as a football prospect," says Wyrick.

"If you are around this business for a long time like I have been, you see lots of kids who everybody wants get to college and not do anything," the coach adds. "You also see lots of kids who hardly anybody wants turn out to be great college football players."

Although he played tackle for Western Harnett, Wyrick says that Sullivan projects as guard or center if he plays at the major college level. "Many of the smaller schools that are interested in him are recruiting him as a tackle."

Sullivan says the whole experience of the recruiting trip to Auburn was a good one. "The host and the Tigerettes were great and I enjoyed getting to know them and a whole lot of people around there," he says.

The Western Harnett High coach says that Sullivan is one of eight players who won awards at the annual Down And Dirty Lineman Camp last summer in Florida. "Coaches there were all over him and we were expecting him to get a lot of offers from major schools," Wyrick says. "It has been surprising it hasn't happened, especially since he had a really good senior year. He has a chance to be a good college player and is a good kid, too."


Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories