Offensive Lineman Receives Irish Offer

The Notre Dame staff certainly wasn't dormant right after signing day. It's obvious that they were hard at work evaluating tape of high school juniors. There have been several players that have been offered over the past several days, the latest is Chris Little of Twiggs County high school (Jeffersonville, Ga.)

Chris Little (6-6, 327 pounds) is a huge mobile offensive lineman. He plays both sides of the ball in high school, but he is expected to play offensive tackle in college. The Irish have been recruiting Little, and he just received his scholarship offer from Charlie Weis recently.

"I got an offer from them this past Friday," Little said of the Notre Dame scholarship offer, "They called coach Copeland to get in touch with me. I talked to coach Lewis and then to coach Weis. He (Weis) told me that I had a full scholarship offer from Notre Dame. I just got it today and I just opened it.

"I've been getting a lot of mail from them, but that was the first time I'd talked to the coaches. He sounded like a pretty good guy. He asked me if I was interested and I told him that I was. I told him that I had seen a couple games on television and that I liked the atmosphere. It makes me feel good. I like Notre Dame a little bit. They're a pretty good school.

"I really don't know a lot about them, because I really haven't followed them very much." Little continued. "I know they're a pretty good football program and I know they have a really good education program. That's all I really know about Notre Dame."

Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Mississippi State, Florida State and Ole Miss had previously offered Little a scholarship.

"I grew up following Georgia and Florida State so those offers were the main two I was looking for," Little explained. "So now I'm just going to let it ride. I really don't have any favorites right now. I'm seeing which schools offer. I'm trying to weigh my options right now."

Little is a solid student with a 3.2 g.p.a. He has also been weighing his options for when he graduates.

"I'm still trying to decide," He responded when asked if he planned on graduating early. "I want to graduate in December so I can go in and try to earn a starting position -- by going in and working with the team early.

"Then again I might not graduate in December because my senior is really going to be my only chance to be a regular high school student. I wouldn't have to worry about spring football and I could just be a regular student for a change." Top Stories