When Durham North Carolina receiver Greg Little entered this week with 21 scholarship offers, he believed his list of suitors had just about reached its apex. Armed with that belief, he whittled his list down to a group of six contenders; Michigan, Notre Dame, Clemson, South Carolina, and Virginia. Now, he believes that decision was a bit hasty. With Georgia and Oklahoma just offering last week, and Penn State joining the club this week, Little has decided to take a step back and explore a broad range of options for a little while longer.
"I was talking to my head football coach earlier today and he told me he had some good news for me," Little said to Scout.com Thursday. "He said Penn State just offered and they would be stopping by Monday to talk to me."
"Basically, I think I'm going back to everything opening up," continued Little. "I thought schools were done offering. I'll go back and revise things once all offers have been made."
When GoBlueWolverine caught up with Little, he echoed those sentiments. "I wouldn't say I have a favorite at this point," he said. "I wouldn't say I had a top five either."
As more programs enter the fray, they will be evaluated with the same set of criteria that allowed him to cut his list down earlier in the week…the same criteria that will be used to determine the school that ultimately wins his services.
"Depth is a big factor in it," explained Little. "The coaches telling me a can come right in and contribute is another factor into it. It's really going to come down to the coaches, playing time, and academics. I'm going to make my decision October 6th. That's our homecoming."
Another prominent factor in Little's decision-making process is the quarterback he could potentially enter school with. He has maintained a close watch on the quarterback recruiting at some of the schools he's looking at, and he has already spoken to a few of their prospects.
"I've talked to (Mike) Paulus a few times. Also Peter Lalich. I haven't talked to (Ryan) Mallet yet. That's something I plan on doing."
The Maize and Blue has already been through Little's critique and made his initial list of finalists. Despite his decision to open things back up, the Wolverines still look like they'll be one of the last programs standing when cut-down day comes around again.
"I'll probably camp at the schools that haven't seen what I'm capable of doing," Little said. "Camping at Michigan is still in the plans. I've started looking at the depth (at receiver), and they look pretty well. I think they have six on scholarship and two are leaving. They said they need a big time receiver to come in and make big time plays."
Michigan's point man for Little's recruitment has been wide receiver's coach, Erik Campbell. Little has taken a look at his prospective coach's track record, and was very impressed with what he saw.
"Erik Campbell is a really good guy," said Little. "He seems to be really knowledgeable about the game and he has coached some good receivers and sent them on to the next level, and that's basically what it's all about."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Little in the coming weeks.