Galveston Ball defensive back Mike Littleton is already a familiar name to Big 12 schools.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M have already inquired about the 6'0, 170-pound Littleton, who was an all-District 24-5A choice last season as the Golden Tornadoes reached the playoffs for the first time in four years.
TCU has also written Littleton, who earned All-Galveston County honors from the Galveston County Daily News.
"Right now, if I had a choice, it would be Oklahoma," said Littleton Sunday afternoon.
Playing for the Sooners would also bring the added bonus of playing with his cousin, former Pearland QB Sam Proctor, who committed to OU on National Signing Day.
"He's already told me about how great a school Oklahoma is," said Littleton. "It would definitely be exciting to go there and play alongside him."
Littleton is regarded as one of the top lockdown corners in the Houston area. A two-year starter, he is an intelligent player with solid cover skills. Though listed with a 4.5 time in the 40, he says one of his goals will be to improve his speed, a task he will embark on when the Tors begin spring practice on Apr. 30.
His leadership will come into play this fall as Ball High will have to replace the bulk of its defense. The Tors will rely on a potentially high-powered offense in the early going.
"I know one of my bigger challenges will be to help the younger players adjust," Littleton said.
While he wasn't sure as of yet, there is little question that Littleton -- a former quarterback -- will find his way on the offensive side of the ball on occasion.
"I wouldn't mind that at all," he said. "I know our goal is to reach the state finals. I'd love to be part of the first Ball High team to achieve that."