Massive Offensive Lineman To Visit Tigers

An imposing figure on the football field is scheduled to visit Auburn this weekend.

Auburn, Ala.--Looking for help on the offensive line, the Auburn Tigers will bring in a player from close by this weekend as big John Sullen from Auburn High School is scheduled to visit the Tigers this weekend, according to his head coach, Tim Carter.

Recently a verbal commitment to Southern Miss, Sullen was scheduled to visit Ole Miss this weekend with Auburn next weekend and Memphis on Jan. 30, but will instead make the short trip to the Auburn campus instead beginning Friday.

A three-year starter for the Tigers, the 6-5 1/2, 325-pound Sullen has continued to see his stock rise with teams as he helped Auburn to a 12-1 season with the only loss coming to 6A state champions Prattville. He started the final 37 games of his career at Auburn after transferring from Booker T. Washington in Tuskegee.

John Sullen (right) competes against a defensive player in a one-on-one drill at the Auburn football camp in July.

As a senior Sullen graded 86 percent with 55 pancake blocks for the Tigers. That helped him earn All-State honors in Class 6A as well as a trip to Mobile for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game where he started at right tackle.

Sullen was one of the most impressive linemen at a one-day football camp at Auburn on July 12th, but did not get an offer from the former coaching staff.

Sullen made major strides from his junior to senior year. "I worked hard on my conditioning during the offseason and it made me quicker," he says.

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