May 28, 2009

Signee Profile: Patience pays off



John Sullen

Offensive tackle
Auburn (Ala.) High
6-foot-6 350 pounds



Sullen committed to Southern Miss after an official visit to the Hattiesburg, Miss.-campus in January. One week later, the big lineman was in Auburn on a visit, picked up an offer from the Tigers and switched his commitment to the hometown team. Sullen hopes to make an impact as a freshman and that opportunity made his decision to sign with Auburn even easier.

AuburnSports.com spoke with Sullen about his roller-coaster recruitment, how he once thought Auburn wouldn't extend an offer, his chance to play as a freshman, what position he'll start out on the Plains and more in the next profile story of the 2009 signees.



Previous signee profiles are linked below:
QB Tyrik Rollison
WR Emory Blake
DE Nosa Eguae
RB Dontae Aycock
ATH Demond Washington
LB Harris Gaston
ATH Travante Stallworth
CB Taikwon Paige
DB Daren Bates
DT Jamar Travis
WR Athony Gulley
TE Philip Lutzenkirchen
OL Andre Harris
DE Terrance Coleman
LB Dee Ford
LB Jonathan Evans

Signees already enrolled at Auburn:
LB Eltoro Freeman
RB Onterio McCalebb
DL Nick Fairley
WR DeAngelo Benton

Signees headed to junior college:
CB Reggie Taylor

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