Marshall Makes A Play For Sullivan

Senior quarterback Eddie Sullivan, a 6'1, 185 pound prospect out of Boca Raton, Florida, had been committed to Wake Forest as a grey shirt commitment since August. However, Sullivan picked up an offer from Marshall this past week from the Thundering Herd's new coach, Doc Holliday, giving Sullivan something to think about.

"Marshall came about as Doc Holliday recruited me when he was at West Virginia," Eddie Sullivan said. "He was named the coach Monday and I got the call from him on Tuesday as his first offer. That's how that came about. He's looking for someone to come in and play quarterback for them and they're wanting me in that spot."

This past weekend, Sullivan visited Marshall on his official visit to give him a better idea of what he could expect from the Thundering Herd program. "It was a great visit," Sullivan told DeaconSports. "It went well. Huntington is a great town and it is a nice college atmosphere. I went to a basketball game and Doc Holliday spoke. The crowd went crazy they were chanting ‘Doc, Doc, Doc.' They also were chanting ‘We want Eddie' and had a poster."

During the weekend, Sullivan was able to meet the coaching staff, see the sights on campus, and get a feel for Marshall. "I saw the facilities, talked to the coaches, saw the field, weight room and meeting rooms. We went to the equipment room and went out on the town."

After his visit to Marshall, the Thundering Herd and Demon Deacons both still have a shot for the quarterback's services. "Now, it is up in the air," he said. "I do not want to be grey shirted. That is 100% for sure. I feel as if I should be up this summer out there with the guys getting ready."

According to Sullivan, he has made the Demon Deacon coaching staff aware of the situation and is waiting for more from the staff. "Every time I talk to them I bring it up so they're working on it."

In the meantime, as he mulls over his college decision, Sullivan continues to work on his football abilities. "I'm lifting weights and throwing the ball," he said. "No baseball, no basketball, nothing like that. I just play football. That's what I like to do."

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