"My visit up to Tennessee was awesome! We toured throughout the whole campus and I was very impressed."
Little wasted no time in talking about his favorite part of his time in Knoxville visiting with the Volunteers.
"Their weight training system they have setup for their players. Just the way they transform their players into monsters was one of my favorite parts."
The 2-time All-State selection says that he doesn't have a primary recruiter from Tennessee but that he receives a lot of mail from all of the Volunteers' coaches.
While on his visit he did get a chance to speak with various coaches though.
"We just talked about their facilities and how they are improving everything. I was able to talk to Coach Jones for a quick moment but it was me just thanking him for giving me the opportunity to visit with them. They were just talking about how they differ from any other colleges and the steps they are taking to become the best. They had their players walking around with us after their practice and I got to talk to some including their new quarterback Josh Dobbs. He is one of my cousin's friends so I was just asking him how he liked it up there, how they train, and everything like that."
Little says he's uncertain if the Volunteers had yet to see his junior season film but he knows they saw his sophomore season highlights.
"I know they saw my sophomore film because in one of their letters they sent me they were talking about how they liked it."
Asked to rate his visit on a scale of 1 to 10 Little shared his thoughts with us.
"I would rate my visit to Tennessee definitely with a 10. I had a great time up there!"
"After Tennessee I went to Atlanta for a magazine called IMEC and they had us doing a couple drills and then one on ones. I went on defense for my first time instead of offense and I had a good performance. So the magazine will be published I think this coming Friday and it will be sent to 400 colleges. I made the front cover of it too."
Up next for Little he says is a trip to South Carolina this weekend for the Junior Day.
After that he plans on going to visit with North Carolina State for spring practice sometime soon.
Little will participate in a couple of camps and hopes to draw more attention and exposure.
"I'm hoping after those camps I'll have enough exposure so my name will get out a little bit more to these big colleges because I think they have an idea who I am but after these camps I want to make sure they know who exactly I am. Right now I'm just keeping my head up and striving to get my first offer."
Having seen Little's film we're a bit puzzled as to why he doesn't hold any offers yet. He has a great blend of size, strength, tenacity, a nose for the ball, and simply disrupts an offense at a high rate from a defensive end position. On offense he carries those traits over and has the nastiness that college coaches love in linemen but is still athletic enough to become a sound technician. We like him on defense where he can let it all hang out and get after the ball but college coaches will have the final say of where he ends up playing. All we know is he is one of the state's best kept secrets and he should already have some offers on the table so we're hoping his camp stops will produce those offers in the very near future.
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Hudson Little as he continues to work hard towards landing those first offers...stay tuned!