Greg Little looking at official visits

Standout athlete Greg Little of Hillside high school (Durham, N.C.) typifies the type of player Notre Dame has been targeting for the 2007 recruiting class. Little could play any number of positions at the next level, but he would like to start his career at wide receiver.

Greg Little (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) participated in numerous combines during the spring and his summer schedule didn't provide him much freedom as he continued to gather experience playing wide receiver.

"I've been busy with football workouts mainly," responded Little when asked about his summer activities. "We're conditioning and putting in a new offense. We're putting in a more high-powered offense. I'm still going to be at wide out and running back though.

"We start pads August 4 and our first game is August 12. That's actually a scrimmage, and our first real game is August 19."

In addition to working out with his teammates this summer Little recently made a trip to Gainesville for the Gator football camp.

"I just went down to Florida for a visit," Little said. "I was trying to get some of my players some looks from Florida. I liked it. It's a family environment down there - coach Meyer is cool."

Florida is just one of a host of schools to offer Little a scholarship. Greg still is considering most of the schools, but he does have his eye on his official visits.

"Right now I don't have a top list of schools," Little replied when asked about scheduling his official visits." But Notre Dame, USC, Miami and Michigan definitely could be in the mix for a visit.

"I don't think I'd take an official visit to North Carolina with it being so close and since I've been there so much, but they'd be there as well."

"Penn State is another," he said. "It's a great school. One of our offensive linemen just got offered yesterday, so that nudges them out there.

"I haven't decided who my final visits are going to go to, but those schools. I'm still planning my decision October 6 for our homecoming."

Although Little hasn't figured out all five of his official visits, he has set one to South Bend.

"I talked to coach Weis yesterday," Little said of his recent conversation with the Notre Dame head coach. "We just talked about me having a good senior season and leading the team.

"I'm going up the Michigan game," he added.

During his junior season, Little mostly played tailback where he rushed 160 times for 1,166 yards and 26 touchdowns. At wide receiver he caught 23 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns. In limited action on defense, Little picked off four passes.


IrishIllustrated.com Top Stories