Donaldsonville's Sullivan de-commits from LSU

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Donaldsonville receiver Stephen Sullivan is now considering LSU, TCU, Mississippi State and Auburn. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

First, it was top 2017 recruit Dylan Moses spurning LSU. This time, it's Donaldsonville's Stephen Sullivan.

On Aug. 16, the heralded recruit officially de-commited from the Tigers after having been linked to the program for over a year.

Sullivan went to Twitter to explain the reasoning behind his decision.

"LSU is a great school, and I love everything about it. The LSU coaching staff treats me like family, and that's what I love about it," Sullivan said. "But this is one of the biggest decisions of my life, and I want to make sure it's the right decision for me and only me. LSU was my first D1 offer, so I guess you can say I got too excited about it.

"I'm finally understanding what this recruiting process is all about. I realize that I cannot rush anything. I just want to make sure I make the right decision and the best choice for me. The Tigers will still be one of my top schools, and the next time I make my decision, it will be my final decision."

Sullivan's recruiting status has continued to steadily skyrocket over the past year.

He has climbed all the way up to No. 68 in ESPN.com's list of the top 300 recruits in 2016.

His combination of size at 6-foot-6 and his 4.4 speed have lured the attention of plenty big-time programs.

Recently, he made a big recruiting trip to TCU. The program has made a huge push for him throughout the summer.

Though LSU is still very much in the mix to land the recruit, he has also listed the Horned Frogs, Mississippi State and Auburn as being his top choices moving forward.

Sullivan and Donaldsonville will see their first game action this Friday evening as they compete against both Country Day and Scotlandville in a three-way fall scrimmage at Boutte Stadium.