JUNIOR COLLEGE - He earned first-team All-State honors as a sophomore and first-team All-Valley Conference twice at American River College (Sacramento, Calif.), with JC.Gridiron.com listing him as the No. 8 interior offensive line prospect in the nation. He started both years, at offensive tackle as a sophomore (allowing no sacks or pressures, with just two penalties and averaging three pancake blocks per game); he was a guard as a freshman. Under coach John Osterhout, ARC was 8-3 both his sophomore and freshman years, winning the conference title in the latter.
HIGH SCHOOL - He earned first-team All-State honors as a senior (second-team as a junior) and was a first-team All-Southern Idaho Conference performer his sophomore through senior years, when he lined up at right offensive tackle. A four-year starter on the varsity, he played left guard as a freshman. He blocked for two premier prep quarterbacks at Eagle, Taylor Kelly (Arizona State) his first two seasons and then Tanner Mangum (Elite 11, BYU) the last two. Under coach Paul Peterson, EHS was 41-7 in his prep career, state 5A champions his sophomore year (11-1), and runner-ups his freshman (11-1) and senior (12-2) seasons. He also lettered three times in wrestling and twice in track (throws).
ACADEMICS - He is interested in Sociology as his major at Colorado. In high school, he was an Academic All-Conference team member as a junior and senior and was on the student council for all four years (he was class president as a junior and the all student body president as a senior).
PERSONAL - He was born August 16, 1994 in Gilroy, Calif. His hobbies include anything outdoors, including fishing, hunting, hiking and boating. His father (Chuck) played football at Idaho State, while his mother (Gina) played volleyball at San Jose State; his grandfather on his mother's side (Bert Watson) played football at Washington and for the Green Bay Packers. A first cousin, Sarah Bareilles, is a singer-songwriter and pianist. He dated Miss Junior Idaho as a senior, as both were on Eagle's Student Council. Sully is short for Sullivan. (Last name is pronounced wee-fulls; he has three years to play two in eligibility, and will enroll at CU this summer.)