USC added its ninth player from the transfer gate on Sunday night when former Purdue defensive lineman Jack Sullivan announced his commitment to the program.
Sullivan, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound defenseman, started all 13 games as a grad student at Purdue last season. He has one year of eligibility left. Sullivan had 38 tackles including seven for a loss to the Boilermakers in 2022. He also recorded 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble. For the past three seasons, Sullivan has played in every game for Purdue.
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With unanimous All-American Tuli Tuipulotu entering the NFL Draft, USC has a clear need in the defensive position. While Tuipulotu has played in more places on defense than Sullivan at Purdue a year ago – aside from a defensive snap, Sullivan has played exclusively on the defensive line – his addition will be a definite boost for defense. of the Trojans.
Sullivan will most likely compete with Korey Foreman, Solomon Tuliaupupu, Romello Height, Solomon Byrd and Devan Thompkins for playing time on defense.
Sullivan was 247Sports.com’s No. 1,228 ranked recruit in the 2018 class. He was a 3-star prospect who also had offers from central Michigan and northern Illinois. Sullivan attended Plainfield East High School in Illinois.