Tigers Add Another OL Signee

Auburn has picked up another football signee.

Lillington, N.C.--Auburn added another member to its signee class on Wednesday when offensive lineman William Sullivan signed scholarship papers to play for the Tigers.

Sullivan, a 6-4, 295-pound, two-time All-Conference tackle for Western Harnett High School, took an official visit to Auburn last weekend.

He first broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and made the varsity at Western Harnett as a freshman. However, except for Auburn, his scholarship offers have come from small colleges.

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."

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."

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