Lowell High football star Shy Cullen is headed for Syracuse University.Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.
Lowell High football star Shy Cullen is headed for Syracuse University.

Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

LOWELL -- Lowell High School senior football player Shymein "Shy" Cullen, who will be a senior in September, has verbally committed to play for Syracuse University in 2015.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker, received an offer from Syracuse earlier this year but was also weighing interest from Boston College, Temple and UMass, among others.

Cullen was the Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 Player of the Year last fall when he registered 60 tackles, including 12.5 sacks.

Syracuse, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finished 7-4 last season and defeated Minnesota in the Texas Bowl.