2021 LB/DE Justice Sullivan Looking To Camp At Notre Dame

March 11, 2019

The Notre Dame staff has told Justice Sullivan‍ it would love to have him down to South Bend for a camp in June and the 2021 Minnesota defensive end/linebacker feels the same way.

“I think I’ll be coming down,” the 6-foot-1, 220-pound sophomore says. “I just have to sit down with my dad and figure out my camp dates, but I’ll be going down for a camp.”

The Eden Prairie High School standout is honored to know he’s on Notre Dame’s radar.

“I feel like it’s pretty awesome,” he says. “They’re a very prestigious school. It’s a very well-known football program nationwide. I love watching them on TV, so it’s awesome.

“My dad used to play basketball and he told me they have an amazing campus and everything there is amazing, so it’d be a great opportunity for me to go down and go to the camp.”

Sullivan is also excited about the possibility of learning more about Notre Dame as a school.

“I heard it’s a big Christian school and the academics are amazing,” he says. “That’s one thing that’s big to me because football won’t last forever, so I’d like a school where I can get a great degree and have a great opportunity. I feel like that would be one of their biggest things, the academic opportunities I could have there.”

Sullivan is confident he’ll in what he’ll display on the field in the camp setting.

“I feel like I’ll be able to show them I have a wide range,” he says. “I’m very versatile. I can run, move, cover and just kind of make plays. That’s what I’m hoping for them to see, that I’m very fast. I’m just going to make winning plays.”

Sullivan has early offers from Iowa and Minnesota, which both came last month.

“I wasn’t expecting it that early, but it felt amazing,” he says of his initial offer, which came from Iowa. “Driving there, I was like, ‘I’ve got to step it up this offseason.’

“But that just gives me more motivation to keep working hard in the weight room because I know I’ll need to keep getting better and keep pushing myself to maintain those offers. Overall, it felt amazing, knowing that all of the work and everything I’ve gone through is going to pay off in the end.”

His offers are at middle linebacker, but he plays defensive end for his high school squad.

“If I end up growing two or three more inches, I’ll be able to stay on the outside,” he says. “But if I stay at 6-1, 6-2, I’ll be able to go inside and play there too. Most of my recruiting has been for linebacker right now.”

He’s got plans to visit Nebraska in April and also wants to get to Northwestern and Kansas State. He’s also receiving interest from Iowa State, Wisconsin and others.

Coaching will be crucial when it comes time to make his final decision.

“The most important factor is probably going to be the coach and the kind of personality he has. It’d be amazing to play for a coach who cares about you and wants you there. I want to play for a guy who cares not just for football, but what kind of man you are, what kind of character you have, what kind of person you are in the classroom. I think that would be a big factor for me, a coach that really cares about you.”

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