Though he’s the No. 6 player in America and the 2016 class’ top offensive tackle prospect, Allen (Tex.) rising-senior Greg Little says he’s competing at Nike’s The Opening Finals to improve his stock solely for on-field benefits.
“It’s fun. People get caught up in the rankings and ratings, but it’s about getting better,” he said. “I want to see where I’m at with everybody else here. I’m ready to compete!
“I want to be playing consistent, being consistent with my pass-sets and hand placement, that’s one thing I want to work on while I’m here. I’m looking forward to going against anyone that will go in front of me.”
Little, who has been committed to Texas A&M for more than a year, will have many prospects in his ear this week. The Aggies have competition from others in the SEC as well as the reigning national champs.
“It’s close to home and it’s the best conference in football in the SEC. I’m a soft commit; I’m still open to other schools because I have to make the best decision for me,” he said. “If I have a better feel for a coaching staff or environment, that’s a move I have to make.
The Crimson Tide’s approach to the best prospect at a priority position has been quite simple, whether it came from Nick Saban or Mario Cristobal.
“Consistent,” Little said of UA’s approach. “They’re consistent with winning, the coaches hold you accountable to do your job and they love you like their own son, that’s what I love about Alabama.
“They say I’m the left tackle of the future, but Cameron Robinson is there. So I would play right tackle my first year and then I guess I’d go to left tackle my sophomore year. I’m open to that, I played right tackle my sophomore year and during the first four games of my junior year.”
Though no official visit destinations are yet known, the Lone Star State star does know when the final decision of the recruiting process is to go down.
“I’m trying to do it on my birthday, November 4. That’s when I’ll have my official school picked,” he said. “How I feel about them, the coaching staff, the environment and what the best fit and feel for me is. That’s what’s going to keep me committed, or change.”