DONALDSONVILLE — Stephen Sullivan didn’t realize other schools would still recruit him after he committed to LSU back in February.
But several programs are still coming after this four-star prospect, the No. 12 wide receiver in the 2016 class.
“I thought when I committed, that was going to it,” Sullivan said. “But it seems like it’s coming more and more. It’s going to be tough, but I’ll hold it down though.”
Ever since coaches could start contacting juniors last month, Sullivan’s Twitter inbox has been full and his phone blowing up. He recently added an offer from Mississippi State, and Auburn assistant Dameyune Craig extended him an offer earlier this week.
“I didn’t even know it was coming,” Sullivan said. “Coach Craig told me to call him. He asked me how I was doing, and he said he wants me to know I have an offer from Auburn Univeristy. That’s crazy. I wanted to cry.”
The 6-foot-6 Sullivan said he also hears from schools like Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas and Alabama.
But despite all that outside attention, there’s one coach he speaks with more often than any of them — Cam Cameron.
“Every few nights I call Coach Cam,” Sullivan said. “He’s a great guy. I look at him like a father. He checks on my grades, how I’m doing in life. He’s a good guy. [Adam Henry’s] a great coach too. I worked with him at the camp. He’s a great guy. He’s getting Malachi [Dupre] and all those boys right.”
Sullivan was on LSU’s campus this past weekend to just hang around the facility and spend time with the coaches. He’s also attended a pair of games in Tiger Stadium this season and plans to be at several more.
He does want to get out and experience some other college atmospheres, but he’ll admit LSU set the bar high.
“Oh my god, I get a great feeling there,” Sullivan said. “There’s nothing like that. It’s crazy. They’re treating me like family there. It feels like home.”
Only a junior, Sullivan has a long way to go before he makes everything official and signs with the Tigers.
But the young man’s prepared to handle all the attention that comes his way.
“I remember playing outside in the grass with no shoes, no shirt,” Sullivan said. “I’m happy how I came up, what I went through that got me to this point right now. It’s a blessing being in my position right now. I’m just trying to stay humble and get better and better every day.”
Stephen Sullivan handles the attention
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