Anthony Littlejohn: The personal side

Mississippi State football signee Anthony Littlejohn: Here are a few things you may not see in his official bio.

Anthony Littlejohn Profile:

  • High School: Englewood HS (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 210
  • Forty Yard Dash: 4.52
  • MSU Player Host: David Price
  • Visits: South Florida, MSU. Cancelled visits to Clemson and Marshall.
  • Offers: South Florida, Marshall, MSU.


    Was there any one thing that sold you on Mississippi State?
    "Academics."

    When do you expect to report to Mississippi State, the summer or the fall?
    "First semester of the summer."

    Are you participating in any other sports other than football?
    "I'm running the 200 and 400 (meters) in track."

    What do you think will be the biggest adjustment between high school and SEC ball?
    "Probably the speed of the game. From what I have been told, it is a lot faster, but I can get used to it."

    Was there any one humorous or unusual thing that happened during your recruitment?
    "When I went to Mississippi State I didn't really think anybody would know me. But when I got there, it almost seemed the people knew me better than I knew myself. That was kind of crazy."

    What are your hobbies?
    "Reading the Bible and playing basketball. I'm just getting started with the Bible."

    Who has been the most influential person in your life? If more than one, you can mention them all.
    "I would have to say my brother, Jamar Littlejohn. He goes to a junior college in Tallahassee, Florida. My brother is very smart. I wanted to be as smart as him. You can tell him something one day and he will never forget it. I had him as my idol. I would also have to say my mentor, Aron Johnson. He really motivated me and kept me on the right path so that I would be successful. And my coach Shawn Trent. He really told me what college is going to be about and how you get ready for it. He showed me how I needed to play my senior year so that colleges would look at me. My mom, Paretha Littlejohn. She has always made sure I have done what I am supposed to do."

    What schools did you officially visit? And what schools wanted you to visit but you decided not to?
    "I (unofficially) visited Miami and Florida. I (officially) visited South Florida and Mississippi State. I was supposed to visit Clemson and Marshall but I dropped those two."

    What schools offered a scholarship?
    "South Florida, Clemson, Marshall and Mississippi State."

    Was the internet a source of information for you during your recruitment?
    "It really was. It showed me some of the facilities. It showed me what was going on in recruiting, who was going where."


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