USC football landed more defensive line reinforcements in the form of a Purdue transfer Jack Sullivan, who got involved on Sunday. Sullivan is the second transfer pick-up for the Trojans in the past 72 hours, adding South Carolina running back MarShawn Lloyd on Friday. Sullivan is a transfer graduate.
Everything inside. #Fight ?? pic.twitter.com/hFofJdwMV7
—Jack Sullivan (@jacksully33) January 9, 2023
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Sullivan played in all 14 games for the Boilermakers with 38 total tackles, seven tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks. Overall, Sullivan played in 38 games with 86 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and seven pass deflections.
Very excited to see new UCS DL transfer Jack Sullivan on the pitch.pic.twitter.com/4xaT3cocE5
— USC IS BACK (to need a defense!)??? (@isUSCback) January 9, 2023
The former three-star prospect is the second defensive line addition out of the gate along with Arizona defensive line starter Kyon Barrs. Overall, Sullivan is the tenth transfer pickup with offensive lineman Michael Tarquin (Florida), Lloyd (South Carolina), linebacker Mason Cobb (Oklahoma State), receiver Dorian Singer (Arizona), punter Eddie Czaplicki (Arizona State), Barrs ( Arizona), cornerback Christian Roland-Wallace (Arizona) and linebacker Jamil Muhammad (Georgia State).
The Illinois native was ranked the No. 1,228 overall prospect and No. 64 defensive lineman in the 2018 class via the 247Sports Composite.
Sullivan could be a perfect replacement for veteran Nick Figueroa, who played both defensive end and Rush End spot by the end of the year for the Trojans. Sullivan and Figueroa have similar builds at 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds. The defensive front is a huge need for the Trojans, who are set to lose the nation’s sack leader Tuli Tuipulotu in the 2023 NFL Draft.