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Sullivan is considered by many to be the best offensive lineman to come out of Connecticut in the last few years. How interested is he in the Nittany Lions?

Name: John Sullivan
Position: C, NG
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 280 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.9
School: Greenwich HS, Greenwich, CT

John plays both center and nose guard for Greenwich, but will most likely play center in college.

Although he indicated that he has "between 30 and 40" scholarship offers, he has the field narrowed down to 7 teams.  All have offered him a scholarship.

His top 5 in the order mentioned are Notre Dame, Michigan, Boston College, Miami and North Carolina.  He will "most likely" take his official visits to those schools, but he does not currently have any set up.

"I've visited all of them except Miami," John said.

"I went to North Carolina for football camp when I was a sophomore and then I went back down for a game my junior year.

"I'm only about 2 hours away from Boston, so I've been up there a couple of times to visit friends that go to Boston College and to watch football practice and meet the coaching staff.

"I drove out to Notre Dame and Michigan this summer."

John is also considering 2 other schools.

"I'm considering Maryland and Penn State as well.  I've been to both.

"I went down to Maryland for the Florida State game this year and I was down there for their spring game as well.

"I went to camp at Penn State after my sophomore year."

Coach Brian Norwood is recruiting John for Penn State and calls John once a week.

"Obviously, Penn State has a great football tradition and they seem to be coming back this year.  They've lost a couple tough games, but they're playing well.  It's a strong academic school."

Is there a chance he could take a visit to State College?

"I'm not 100 percent sure I'm going to take officials to those [top] 5.  Nothing is set yet.  Penn State and Maryland could both get in there.

"I'm going to take the officials, but I'm just going to play the rest of my season and when that's over I'll take my visits.  The latest we could possibly go is December 7.  I'm trying to make up my mind.  It depends how the teams finish up and all that stuff."


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