Michigan, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Virginia, Clemson, and Tennessee round out the remainder of the schools making Little's first cut, which were chosen from his 21 offering schools.
Working in the Tar Heels' favor is the recent verbal commitment of Little's Durham (N.C.) Hillside teammate Jonathan Smith.
"Yea, [Smith's commitment] does help North Carolina," said Little. "We've talked about playing together. He does talk about North Carolina a lot. I think it will play a big part into where I go."
Something that could help or hurt the Tar Heels is the decision of Mike Paulus, who Little hopes to play with at the next level.
"Yeah, I think [Paulus's decision] would effect my decision," said Little. "If he commits before me, it would help the school that he commits to."
For the next few months, Little will continue to take unofficial visits with a special emphasis on schools on his favorites list that he has yet to visit. He also plans to reschedule his film session with Tar Heels' offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, where he will gain a better understanding of how they want to use the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder.
After his unofficial visits, Little will narrow his list even further and begin to take his official visits during the fall. On October 6th during his homecoming, Little will announce his collegiate decision.
In his junior season at Durham (N.C.) Hillside, Little mostly played tailback where he rushed 160 times for 1,166 yards and 26 touchdowns. During reps at wide out, he caught 23 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns. In limited action on defense, Little picked off four passes.