Rhea County’s Logan Sullivan, a mammoth 6-foot-5-inch and a half, 305 pound, offensive tackle, chooses Maryville College to continue his academic and athletic careers.
Sullivan has enjoyed a stellar career as a Golden Eagle and says his time at Rhea County has prepared him for anything the future holds.
“It’s all gonna prepare me. The tears, the sweat, and even the hard work in the classroom. I’m taking it all up there,” he says with a look of intensity.
It was the perfect choice for Sullivan who currently holds a 3.2 GPA and plans to major in engineering with a focus on nuclear. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville once he has engineering degree at Maryville in hand.
“We’re very excited about it. It’s a good Christian school and we’ve spoken with all the coaches there,” says his proud mom, Kathleen Cox.
“That’s something that’s very important to him. He’s lucky and he knows he’s lucky that he gets to continue his faith as well as the game he loves.”
The Maryville Scots went 5-5 against a tough schedule last season.
Rhea County coaches say Sullivan could make an immediate impact.
“If he continues to work hard and do what he’s supposed to do – everything will take care of it’s self,” stated Rhea County’s assistant head coach Taylor Ownbey – who along with head coach Mark Pemberton and offensive line coach Mark Romero – made a huge impact on the young man.
“He’s going to make a great College player,” insists Pemberton.
“Logan was a great player for us. An anchor for us at right tackle the last two years. He helped us win a lot of games over his career. He’s going to be a very successful young man.”