Little still excited about Notre Dame's No. 9 rated offensive lineman, Chris Little of Twiggs County high school (Jeffersonville, Ga.) had plans to attend Notre Dame games on two consecutive weekends, but those plans fell through. Notre Dame fans shouldn't be concerned, because he is still very interested in the Irish.

Chris Little (6-foot-6, 327 pounds) wanted to make he trip to Atlanta to see Notre Dame open the season at Georgia Tech, but he wasn't able to make the game. The good news is that he is still going to make the trip to South Bend this weekend for the Irish home opener against Penn State.

"I didn't make it to the game this weekend," Little explained when asked if he made the trip to Atlanta. "I wanted to go, but my dad worked, so I couldn't make it. I watched the game though. I was expecting a bigger offensive performance from them. It was the season opener though, so everyone is going to be a little rusty. They're going to pick it up I can feel it. All that matters it that they got the win.

"I pretty much just watched the game. I didn't focus in on anyone. I'm looking for an explosive back and a good quarterback to block for. I know Jimmy Clausen is already committed and if I were to come to Notre Dame he'd be a good quarterback to block for.

"I am coming up for my official visit," Little said. "I'm really excited because it will give me a chance to see what the campus is like, plus see a game all in one weekend. I'm really excited about it. I'm really expecting a big offensive performance from them.

"I'm really excited about Notre Dame," Little said. "I know it's a very good program. I want to see the academic program. My mom can't make it up and she's real interested in the academic side so I want to come back and tell her about that."

Little has not schedule any other official visits at this time, but he may take an unofficial visit to Florida State.

"I've set up and unofficial visit to Florida State for the Clemson game, but I may not be able to make it," he explained. "I'm hoping I can." Top Stories