Player Primer: Jack Sullivan
Plainfield East’s 2018 DE Jack Sullivan doesn’t have any offers at the moment, but has been in touch with some big time FBS programs and its only a matter of time before the first one comes in. We talked his offseason training at Xtreme Speed, leading on and off the field by being a good student and member of the community as well as schools showing the most interest in him.
You can find Jack on Twitter @jacksully33.
Wt: 250 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: Now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
JS: I am currently working with my personal trainer at Xtreme Speed to pack on as much muscle as possible before next season begins. Along with adding muscle, I am also focusing on becoming quicker and more explosive off the edge. This will allow me to become a more versatile player. I will also be working with an independent defensive line coach to work on my technique. Last year I attended camps at university of Illinois and Notre Dame, and I look forward to attending additional camps this year.
LPI: You currently do not have any offers, but I believe you definitely have what it takes to play college ball. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
JS: A college program would be getting a player with great size, length, and mobility who can defend the run as well as rush the passer. I am a very unselfish player that does his job every play. I lead every day on the practice field and in the classroom. In addition, my strong work ethic will be an asset to my continued growth as a student athlete. I honestly believe my game has big upside. I am very coachable and can’t wait to be part of a program at the next level where I can become bigger, faster, stronger and master the techniques that will allow me to maximize my potential. My goal is to be an impact player in college.
LPI: What schools have shown serious interest in you and do you have any planned visits coming up?
JS: I am currently talking to and have been on game day visits at Illinois, Michigan State, Purdue, and Iowa State. Some Ivy League schools have also contacted me.
LPI: On and off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
JS: I demonstrate leadership on the field by being the first guy out to practice and the last guy to leave. I make sure that I am always in the front of the line for every drill and answering every question in the film room. In the classroom, I always complete all of my assignments and participate as much as possible. This is evident in my 5.2 GPA (on a five point scale). I also demonstrate leadership in the community through clubs and councils at school. I have almost 40 volunteer hours up to this point in the year.
LPI: Tell me about some of your teammates that can play at the next level, but are getting overlooked by college coaches.
Blake Coughlin – is a 2018 6’0” OLB/MLB who led our team in tackles and was an all conference player. Blake plays with lightning speed and knows how to deliver a blow. He also runs track for our school and has gone down to state his freshman and sophomore year.
Joey Mondia – Another Junior 5’11” OLB who is a tough player that can really knock you down.