When Chris Little (6-foot-6, 327 pounds) visited Notre Dame a couple weeks ago, he was very impressed with what the Irish program offered. Since that time, the team has sputtered, but that hasn't change his opinion of Notre Dame.
"They're still way up there," Chris replied when asked if the recent play of the Irish had altered his opinion of the team. "I didn't get a chance to see them play Purdue, but I did see them play Michigan State. That was a pretty good game. It started out 17-0 in the first quarter and that kind of scared me, but they turned it around. It was a good win."
"I went to Florida last weekend when they played Alabama. It was an unofficial visit so I didn't get a chance to see too much, although I got to see the swamp on gameday. It was pretty crazy. I really didn't get to talk to the coaches that much because they had to get ready for the game. They asked me to come back for an official, so I'm thinking about going back in December."
Florida, Notre Dame, Georgia, Florida State and LSU currently head Little's list of favorite schools, but he isn't quite done looking around.
"I have a top five, but I'm still trying to keep my options open a little bit," Little explained. "I have it narrowed down to those schools basically, but other schools are still recruiting me. At some time toward the end of the month I'll probably shut the door on the rest of the schools and just go ahead with my top five.
"I have an official visit to Georgia this weekend when they play Tennessee. I'd like to take an official visit somewhere November 25. That's rivalry weekend and there are a bunch of good games to choose from. I want to go to Florida State in December. I think I'll visit LSU in January, and probably one more in January, but I'm not sure."
Chris and his teammates hit a tough stretch in their schedule, but after getting a big win last weekend, Little hopes the team has turned the corner.
"We're shooting to be 3-0 in our region," Chris said. "Right now, were sitting at 2-0 and 2-3 overall. We got a big win last week, it was a region game, and we broke a three game losing streak. Hopefully we can go on a run now.
"We play Hancock Central (Sparta, Ga.) this weekend. It should be a pretty big game because it's a region game. They're 1-0 in the region and we're 2-0. This game could really decide who gets a play-off spot in November."