Stephen Sullivan received an invitation to the Boys from the Boot camp hours before it began.
About 24 hours later, the Donaldsonville receiver was an LSU commit.
Sullivan, in the class of 2016, gave his non-binding verbal pledge to LSU coach Les Miles on Saturday. He joins St. Thomas Aquinas defensive tackle Edwin Alexander in the Tigers’ 2016 commitment class.
Sullivan, 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, was the second commitment LSU received over the weekend during the Boys from the Boot, an invitation-only camp hosted by LSU that targets in-state prospects.
Edna Karr defensive end Isaiah Washington committed to the 2015 class.
Sullivan didn’t receive an invite to the camp until Friday afternoon. Donaldsonville coach Benny Guilbeaux and defensive coordinator Jay Dykes accompanied Sullivan to the camp.
“We had gotten call Friday afternoon that LSU had gotten some film and liked what they saw,” Dykes said. “They wanted to bring him in and invited him in to have a look at him.”
They looked and then offered. Sullivan, Guilbeaux and Dykes were invited to Miles’ office for a talk. Miles, along with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, offered him a scholarship during the discussion.
Sullivan immediately committed.
“It was a wonderful thing to see happen,” Dykes said.
The major recruiting websites have not ranked or rated Sullivan yet.
Sullivan played quarterback, defensive end and receiver, but LSU targeted the tall rising junior as a receiver.
“They had told us they’re losing Beckham and other big receivers and they were kind of saying they were moving on to getting into that tall, rangy receiver like a Dwayne Bowe,” Dykes said.
Sullivan and other players toured the team’s weight room and Tiger Stadium and met with position coaches during the camp, virtually a massive unofficial visit.
Dykes describes Sullivan as “head and shoulders, literally, above anybody he’s going to play.”
“He’s physically dominating because of his size,” Dykes said.
Sullivan can make his commitment binding on National Signing Day in February of 2016.
LSU has seven commitments for the 2015 class. Its lone commitment in the 2017 class, University High linebacker Dylan Moses, tweeted Monday that he received an offer from Tennessee.
Moses has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Auburn and Notre Dame among others.