Former LSU commit, 4-star WR Stephen Sullivan still has Tigers among top teams

LSU still one of the leaders for a former commit.

Former LSU commit Stephen Sullivan released a Top Six on Monday that included the Tigers.

LSU made the cut along with TCU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

Sullivan made headlines in August when he dropped his longtime pledge to LSU. He had previously been the 2016 recruit committed to LSU the longest, but he backed away from it to explore all his options.

LSU was the first school to offer Sullivan way back in the February after his sophomore season. Sullivan essentially committed on the spot and remained firm until this past summer. But Sullivan continued to field a lot of interest and that convinced him to take a second look.

TCU was one of the schools that really benefitted from his decommitment. Sullivan grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His parents actually still live there, as Sullivan stays with an aunt and uncle in Donaldsonville. 

He took numerous visits to TCU over the summer while still committed to LSU.

Sullivan was last in Baton Rouge for the Auburn game a couple weeks ago. It was his first visit since dropping that commitment. The LSU staff felt encouraged by getting him back on campus, and they feel they're still very much in the mix.

Though Sullivan is interested in some of the other schools, this is mostly a battle between LSU and TCU. He'll likely take official visits to some of the other schools in his top six, but they're looking up at the Tigers and Horned Frogs.

Sullivan is planning to enroll early at the school he chooses. That means a commitment will come by December.

LSU has two wide receivers committed in the 2016 class, Dee Anderson and Da'Monte Coxie. Anderson hopes to enroll early but is ineligible for his senior season. Coxie committed after getting an offer at camp this summer and is 100 percent firm in his pledge.

LSU could take as many as two more wide receivers in this class. Sullivan is the No. 1 target, with pass catchers like Drake DavisMykel Jones and Clyde Leflore still on the board.

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