On Wednesday night, Missouri received a verbal commitment from 2016 LB prospect Tobias Little 6’1” 230 Atlanta (GA) Mays. Afterwards, he spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com about his decision to become a Missouri Tiger.
“I’ve been talking to Coach Kool about once or twice a week,” explained Little, who said the Tigers had offered about four months ago. “We have a great relationship……………………………………….. I called Coach Kool to tell him that I was ready to commit. He was very excited!”
Little said that he spoke with Missouri Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach Barry Odom earlier this week. He said that Coach Odom told him that “he was going to coach me hard”. That seemed to appeal to the talented MLB prospect.
Little reported currently holding offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech, among others, in addition to Missouri.
Little reported personal bests of 4.53 seconds in the 40-yard dash, to go along with a 10’2” standing broad jump, and a maximum in the bench press of 350 pounds, and a 520-pound squat max.
“I’m the strongest guy on my team,” proclaimed Little, who went on to say that he might be able to graduate in December.
Little explained that he had moved up his decision date by a couple of weeks or so because he didn’t want to lose out on the spot (at Missouri). Little said that he wants to follow in the footsteps of former Missouri players like Shane Ray and Sean Weatherspoon.
“Different teams are filling up,” explained Little. “I didn’t want to wait too long and lose the spot. So, I went ahead and pulled the trigger.”
Little said that if he grows a little taller, he might like to play defensive end.
Speaking of taller, Little said that last season, he played against current Missouri freshman linebacker Terez Hall. I asked him if he’s better than Hall?
“Of course,” said Little, followed by a little laugh.
He’s not sure which date, but he said he plans to take an official visit to Missouri in September.
Little said that “as of right now, I’m solidly committed to Missouri. He concluded our conversation with, “Go Tigers!”