Sullivan Hopes Emails from Terps Lead To More

2011 quarterback prospect Mike Sullivan is hoping that his play on the field will lead to a scholarship offer.

Pro-style quarterback Mike Sullivan out of Our Lady of the Lakes High School in Davisburg, Mich. finds himself in a bit of an interesting recruiting situation: he has big-name schools such as Maryland E-mailing him, Notre Dame, LSU and Ohio State requesting game film while also hearing a lot from the likes of less powerful schools: Murray State, Florida Atlantic and Western Michigan to name a few.

The Maryland Terrapins, Sullivan said, E-mail him about once a day updating him on the status of the program.

“It talks about their recent game and their upcoming game, stuff at the school, stuff like that,” Sullivan said. “Maybe I’ll send them film or something after this year.”

Sullivan said the emails he receives from the Terps come in frequently compared to those he receives from other programs, and he will certainly entertain the prospect of speaking with them more.

“It’s a great program and they’re in the ACC,” he said.

He said he plans on speaking with them sometime in the very near future.

While Maryland hasn’t taken the aggressive, more personal approach (at least for now) to recruiting Sullivan as Western Michigan, Davidson, Florida Atlantic and Cornell have, the interest he has generated from schools like LSU and Notre Dame leaves reason to believe he could end up climbing higher on teams’ list. Even Ohio State has requested senior film from the quarterback.

With his recruiting coming from so many different angles, Sullivan said he has no timetable for his decision.

“I’m just going to go all out my senior year and keep getting my name out there,” he said.

Sullivan cited his arm strength and speed (he can run a 4.6-second 40-yard dash) as his two main weapons and is looking to work on his form and put between 10 and 15 pounds before he enters college.

“I think I can work on my release a little more, get a little quicker,” he said. “College is a whole different game, a whole different speed.”

Even as Maryland currently has four freshmen quarterback on the roster, Sullivan’s up-and-coming nature, attention from big-time programs and the preliminary contact he has had with the through E-mail with the Terps make his name one to at least keep in mind.

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