Before suffering an upper body injury, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Golden West College wide receiver Nik Little was one of the most high promising junior college prospects in the country.
“Getting injured was a major setback and I had offers go away,” Little said. “I’m 100 percent now. Actually, I’m even stronger now.
"Even though it was just a broken rib, it was a number one rib and there was just a risk of crushing my windpipe and some important arteries if I got hit when it wasn’t fully healed.”
The time away from the game frustrated Little.
“You can’t do much because of the location of the injury, but the good thing is that it didn’t hurt anything that could mess up things long term, like a knee or something," he said.
Little figures to put up big numbers this upcoming season.
“When you play at Golden West there are really big expectations," he said. "I’m going to be ready to go next season.
"I’m being moved around a bit, but being 6-5 and the fact that I’m still putting on weight will help. I’m a versatile player and I can cause some matchup problems.”
Currently, Little's recruiting situation remains fluid.
“The main school that has been recruiting me is Murray State and there are some smaller schools that are sending me stuff, but I think most teams are waiting to see me back out on the field," he said.
Arizona is one of those schools.
“They’ve sent me some stuff and it would be great to have a school like that want me to be part of what they are trying to build," Little said.