By NU Athletic Communications
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DB, 5-10, 190, Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS)
Shawn Sullivan is part of an impressive group of defensive back recruits in Nebraska's 2007 recruiting class, and part of large influx of players from the state of Texas. Sullivan is one of five Husker recruits scheduled to begin their Nebraska careers in the secondary. He is also one of seven signees from the Lone Star State, Nebraska's largest group of players from that state since also signing seven in 1989. Sullivan was one of the first players to commit to Nebraska, pledging his intention last June. The 5-10, 190-pound Sullivan was a standout two-way performer for Coach Glen West at Brenham High School. He helped the Cubs to the third round of the Class 4A state playoffs and a 12-2 record in 2006. Sullivan earned all-district honors for his defensive work, where he showed his versatility by often lining up at outside linebacker. He finished the year as one of the team's top tacklers, while registering five sacks and four interceptions. On offense, Sullivan played wideout for most of the season and scored three touchdowns, but also served as a running back in Brenham's state playoff run. Sullivan was an all-district and all-conference selection as a junior, when he recorded 43 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four interceptions. Sullivan is listed as the No. 89 player on the Dallas Morning News’ Texas Top 100. SuperPrep Magazine ranks him as the No. 79 player in the Lone Star State, while Rivals.com lists him as a three-star prospect and the 43rd-ranked cornerback in the country. Scout.com ranks Sullivan as a three-star prospect and the nation's No. 52 cornerback, while his is listed as one of the top 150 players on the Texas Super 200 Senior Playmakers list. Sullivan boasts outstanding speed and is planning to participate in sprints for the track team this spring, after posting a personal best of 10.6 in the 100 meters last year. Sullivan only visited Nebraska, but also received offers from TCU, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Colorado among others. Sullivan is the son of John Sullivan and Wynn Adams, and was born on May 20, 1989.