2020 Round Rock (Tex.) wide receiver Collin Sullivan received his first offer last Tuesday, from SMU. Coach Justin Stepp presented him with the good news when he visited for SMU’s camp.
“I was really excited,” Sullivan said. “It didn’t hit me immediately because I didn’t think about it.”
Sullivan also enjoyed the experience at SMU’s camp. He like that there were just 120 participants, compared to the 2,000 that joined him at UNT’s camp. Sullivan was also excited to see Courtland Sutton and several other SMU players there.
After receiving the offer from coach Stepp, Sullivan went into Chad Morris’ office and talked to him for 25 minutes. Their conversation hit on a bunch of topics including recruiting, philosophy and education. Morris stressed the unimportance of offers to Sullivan.
“He was talking about how it doesn’t matter how many offers you have,” Sullivan said. “What matters is your heart.”
SMU is in very early on Sullivan. He says that no other schools are coming after him hard right now, as he is not having regular conversations with other coaching staffs. However, Sullivan is going to camps for Houston, Baylor, Texas and UCLA in the next couple of weeks. He has an unofficial visit to Houston on Friday.
It makes a big difference to Sullivan that SMU is the first school to offer him, and that their coaching staff is the first to believe in him. Right now, Sullivan is in love with the SMU program.
“I like how they talk about family and brotherhood,” he said. “My school believes in the same thing. My parents also love Chad Morris. They have great people. Everything there is perfect.”
Sullivan picked up his second offer over the weekend, when Oregon jumped into the mix with an offer.