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Lineman Liam O'Sullivan Commits to the Cincinnati Bearcats

Illinois offensive lineman Liam O'Sullivan is the seventh verbal commitment for Cincinnati as the Bearcats add to their 2016 recruiting class.

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Cincinnati has had a good week on the recruiting front. On Sunday, the Bearcats received a verbal from running back Jeremy Larkin and last night, they added offensive lineman Liam O'Sullivan to their 2016 recruiting class (and the Bearcats may not be done).

The Park Ridge, Ill. (Maine South) native is 6-foot-7 and weighs 240 lbs. According to Rivals, O'Sullivan is a two-star recruit with a 5.4 ratingOn MaxPreps, he is the number 11 recruit in the state of Illinois and 414 in the country.

O'Sullivan has been recruited heavily thus far with Bowling Green, Illinois, Illinois State, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and Wyoming extending scholarship offers. Nevada, North Dakota State and Northern Iowa have been linked to O'Sullivan as well.

I really like what I see when I consult the film. O'Sullivan is obviously a long, big player at the high school level and he shows well as a developmental prospect. He will need to add strength and bulk at the next level, but I love the tenacity he plays with. His quickness is actually very impressive for a big guy and that quickness is something that can't always be taught. I like seeing it shine through the game film.

This commitment is all about the upside and there is plenty of that. A 6-foot-7 frame can't be taught and a college training program at Cincinnati would allow him put on the necessary bulk to be a very solid offensive lineman at guard or tackle. His quickness is something that could translate well at guard or could make him a very formidable tackle down the line. This is a great pickup for the Bearcats and is someone who could blossom into a heck of a player. He has potential given is frame and his natural athleticism, which isn't always there for players of his size.