Posted: 4:22 pm Friday, August 7th, 2009
By Jason Lieser
Boca Raton’s Eddie Sullivan, arguably the best pure passer in the area, committed to Wake Forest this week. Sullivan is Wake Forest’s third commit from this area, including Pahokee’s Zachary Allen and Merrill Noel.
Sullivan (6-2, 200) said he called Wake Forest on Monday to accept their scholarship offer.
“I feel comfortable there,” he said. “I know I’m their guy. I’m the one they want.
“I heard a lot about all the other schools, but Wake Forest was really what I was looking for in a college.”
Sullivan visited the campus July 7 and was impressed by the team’s plan to use him in its spread offense.
“They run the spread and they’re going to use me a lot in the running game, too,” he said. “They’re not going to make me a runner, but they’ll use me a little on some option stuff.”
As a junior at Boca Raton, Sullivan was second team all-area and third team all-state. He threw for 2,003 yards and 26 touchdowns. He is ranked No. 17 on The Big Board, second among quarterbacks.
Including Sullivan, 13 of the top 18 on The Big Board have committed.
In addition to Wake Forest, Sullivan was recruited by Tennessee, Kansas State and several other major programs. His commitment to Wake Forest is nonbinding until he signs a letter of intent.
Sullivan transferred from Park Vista last year and helped the Bobcats to an 8-3 record. The FHSAA investigated his transfer and found Boca Raton guilty of improperly recruiting him. Former coach Eddie Giersbrook lost his job during the investigation and the FHSAA fined the school $5,000 and forced it to vacate all of last season’s wins.