Greg Little Is Feeling Good In San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - It didn't matter which of the four quarterbacks was lined up under center during the East's practice on Tuesday, Greg Little was their favorite target. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver has been very impressive since arriving in Texas for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"Today's practice went real well," said Little, a Notre Dame commit. "I caught a lot of balls, had a lot of balls thrown my way, so things are going well.

"I didn't get a lot of touches yesterday and after today, I'm feeling real confident going into Saturday."

Saturday being the actual all-star game, where Little could be a starter. He has been seeing most of his reps with the first unit, since arriving from Durham, NC.

"I am feeling real good about that as well," Little stated.

"We're definitely throwing him a lot of balls and he's coming up big with the balls he's getting," receivers coach Duke Fergerson of Wadleeigh Secondary School in New York said. "Determination of who's going to start has not been made, but my sense is that he is going to see a lot of action."

Little has been doing it all in practice, lining up on both sides of the field and in the slot. He has been going in motion as well. He is getting open running deep routes, short routes and screens.

"I think I know the offense pretty well," Little said of the spread attack.

Little said that his conditioning is the biggest thing he needed to work on this week after not playing football for awhile. But he has come in with a good attitude and the willingness to learn, and the coaches have noticed.

"A wonderful young man, good attitude, very intelligent player with a high football IQ," Fergerson said. "Tremendous amount of talent, but like anybody else his age, he just needs to be exposed to the finer points of the game. But the key to a young kid being exposed is to be receptive. To receiving the knowledge that is going to make him a better player and he is. I've been around him for two days and I enjoy working around him. I look forward to working with him some more and helping him in the future if he needs to call upon me."

The coaches and quarterbacks will be calling Little's number on Saturday.


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