DONALDSONVILLE, La. – Ranked as the No. 13 wide receiver in the country on 247Sports.com, Stephen Sullivan is anxious for the start of his senior season. After several months of training, including a selection to Nike’s premiere summer camp, The Opening, Sullivan is ready to go.
“The offseason was good,” Sullivan told Today’s U. “I put in a lot of work. I got a chance to go to the Opening, one of the biggest camps in America, so that was a good feeling. I’ve just been working all offseason.”
Last season, the Donaldsonville Tigers amassed a 6-6 record in Louisiana’s division 9-3A. In terms of this year’s outlook, Sullivan is confident that his team can improve on last year’s mark.
“I think we will look pretty good this year,” Sullivan said. “We’ve got a good squad. We’ve just got a lot of young guys, but they put in work all summer and we should be pretty good.
“I would say the sole goal is to make it to the Dome and win a state championship. That’s about it.”
At 6’5” and 230-pounds, Sullivan has the physical tools necessary to play—and play early—at the next level.
“I’d just have to say that I’m a big, athletic guy that can do a lot of things on the field,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan, who recently decommitted from LSU after pledging to the Tigers over a year ago, holds 12 high major offers and hears from a contingent of programs regularly.
“Lately I’ve been hearing a lot from Tennessee, LSU still been on me a lot, Nebraska, Florida State, Mississippi State, Auburn and TCU,” Sullivan said.
With so many programs hoping to land the talented four-star prospect, Sullivan has taken several visits to various programs over the past two years.
“I took some unofficial visits,” Sullivan said. “I go to LSU a lot, when I go to Texas I went to TCU like three or four times. I think it was last year I went to Auburn and Mississippi State for a game.”
After issuing his pledge to LSU early on in his recruitment, Sullivan has developed a close relationship with several members of the Tigers’ staff. Although Sullivan revoked his commitment, he still cites a “family” atmosphere at LSU.
“I have a great relationship with [wide receiver] coach [Tony] Ball, coach Cam [Cameron],” Sullivan said. “They treat me like family every time I go up there. I have a great relationship with them.”
As another program pressing hard for Sullivan’s commitment, TCU has hosted the dynamic wideout for several visits on campus so far. When Sullivan does announce his official visit schedule, TCU is a safe bet to receive a visit.
“I have a great relationship with coach Fuller, coach Meech and coach Buns at TCU,” said Sullivan. “They treat me like family as well. It’s a real family thing every time I go up there.”
As of right now, Sullivan declined to list which schools he is thinking about visiting officially later this year. Look for Sullivan to narrow his list down during the season and to take his officials soon thereafter.