The pain remained, but Little was able to play as the Braves knocked off South Jersey power Timber Creek Regional High 26-18, and adding to the excitement of beating a top rival, it came with coaches from Temple and Rutgers in attendance.
"With the offensive line, we were talking about keep pushing, keep fighting," Little said. "This is what we worked all summer for and we did it. We battled to the end.
"This is a signature win. I grew up with these guys. It's braggin' rights for me. It's a big win."
He also is in the process of making several trips. He was slated to visit West Virginia for Saturday's 70-63 win against Baylor, and will be at Rutgers and Penn State this month.
"I talk to (Rutgers assistant) coach (Jim) Panagos at least once a week, sometimes twice a week," Little said. "We're going to have a good talk after this game. He's caring, checks up on me and sees how I'm doing. I'm going to go up to the UConn game (Saturday) and hopefully talk to him a lot."
Little is also excited about a trip to Penn State late in the month.
"I've been up there four or five times already," he said. "I'm cool with (assistant) coach (Ron) Vanderlinder and (assistant) coach (John) Butler, the defensive backs coach. I'm talking to them a lot. I'm going to the Oct. 27 game against Ohio State, so I'm hoping we'll be able to talk more."
Little added he also wants to visit Wisconsin and Virginia, but distance will likely keep him waiting until the offseason to make those journeys.