Little Opts for Notre Dame

DURHAM, N.C. --- Greg Little's press conference Thursday afternoon produced two announcements – his selection to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and his decision to verbally commit to Notre Dame.

"They play on the biggest college stage and it was just something I couldn't turn down," said Little. "They play the biggest ranked games. It was just something I really wanted to be a part of."

Little, a 6-foot-4 210-pound athlete from Durham (N.C.) Hillside, spent most of his recruitment searching for "that feeling." He found "that feeling" shortly after this past weekend's unofficial visit to South Bend.

"It kind of hit me when I got back [from Notre Dame]," said Little. "I just thought about it and smiled and said ‘Yeah, that's where I want to be.'"

During a press conference held in early October, Little announced North Carolina in addition to the Fighting Irish as his finalist. The Tar Heels' change at head coach contributed to his ultimate decision.

"I really didn't want to walk into the coaching change," said Little. "I knew that [Butch Davis] was the front runner for the position. I just didn't want to have to rebuild a relationship with the coaching staff."

Little, a four-star prospect, received approximately 50 scholarship offers.

For Hillside, Little has played every skill position accumulating 1,401 all-purpose yards and 19 all-purpose touchdowns, while leading the Hornets to 9-2 record.

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