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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Lowell's Cullen receives first D1 FBS offer

By Brendan C. Hall

Lowell High head coach John Florence confirmed to tonight that junior linebacker Shyheim Cullen received his first Division 1 FBS offer today, from Syracuse.

The 6-foot, 215-pound Cullen was one of just eight juniors selected to ESPN Boston's annual All-State Team last fall after leading the Red Raiders to the semifinals of the MIAA Division 1 North tournament. Manning the middle linebacker position in Florence's 3-3-5 defense, Cullen was particularly lethal on interior gap blitzes, recording 12 sacks to go along with 52 tackles.

A number of other local Division 1 schools have expressed varying degrees of interest in Cullen, including Boston College, UConn, UMass, Temple, Rutgers, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island.