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National Signing Day 2016: OL Liam O'Sullivan Spurns Cincinnati, Signs With Syracuse

O'Sullivan was originally committed to Cincinnati, but flipped to Syracuse after Dino Babers and his new staff took over.


The chance to play at a Power Five school with a rich football history like Syracuse was too good to pass up, 3-star offensive lineman Liam O'Sullivan told when explaining his decision to decommit from Cincinnati and head to Syracuse. O'Sullivan is just one of several recruits Dino Babers and his staff were able to flip, and his presence should help booster the Orange offensive line.

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High School: Maine South High School (Park Ridge, Ill.)

Position: Offensive guard/Offensive tackle

Stats: 6'6", 240 pounds

Main Recruiter: New co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis was O'Sullivan's primary recruiter.

Commitment Date: December 14, 2015

Ratings: 3 stars across the board

Other Offers: Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Illinois, Illinois State, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and Wyoming


Player Breakdown: Listed on Scout as having run a 4.85 40-yard dash, O'Sullivan definitely has the speed necessary to quickly get off the line of scrimmage. The concern is, at just 240 pounds, O'Sullivan is considerably undersized for an offensive lineman. He will most certainly need to bulk up if he wants a chance at eventually cracking the starting lineup, but that's what the summer and a potential redshirt is for.