May 1, 2009

Mississippi QB closing in on SEC offers

Dominique Sullivan will play in a South State semifinal baseball game today.

While the stakes are high for he and his teammates, baseball is really just a fun diversion for Sullivan.

This summer, Sullivan will get a chance to prove himself in the sport that he loves, the one that will likely earn him a college scholarship and perhaps serve as a vocation.

Sullivan, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound quarterback from Taylorsville, Miss., already has offers from Southern Mississippi and Louisiana Tech. Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Tulane are showing serious interest.

"LSU is coming down on Tuesday," Sullivan said Thursday night. "(LSU assistant coach Joe Robinson) said they're very close to offering. Ole Miss is coming soon. (Rebel wide receivers coach Ron Dickerson Jr.) said I fit their offensive style."

While Sullivan threw for more than 2,500 yards and 34 touchdowns _ versus just four interceptions _ last season for Taylorsville, it's apparent that several of his suitors want to see more of his passing skills before offering him as a quarterback.

"That really motivates me," Sullivan said. "My strength is my arm. My weakness is my footwork. I have to get that better. I think I can go and play quarterback if I go and work hard."

Sullivan said he plans to camp at Ole Miss, LSU and Alabama this summer. Distance from home, Sullivan said, will not be a factor when he makes his college decision.

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