College Football Recruiting: Predictions for uncommitted five-star recruits

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Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide team takes the field in the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Who: 5-Star OT Gregory Little

  • Hometown/High School: Allen, TX /Allen
  • Rankings: No. 2 overall, No. 1 OT

Little can push back a defender with the best of them. At 6-foot-5, 305 pounds, his defender does not often get the upper hand. He uses his strength to push back his man and does not get beaten easily off the block.

He deccommitted from Texas A&M on June 13, ending his short-lived time as an Aggie. The one team I can see him going to is an in-conference foe in Alabama. The program offered him on January 13 , four days after he took an unofficial visit on the ninth. Although the Aggies dominated his recruitment, Alabama repeatedly tried to make a play for him.

He would give the Crimson Tide indirect strength in the offensive backfield as his pass-protection skills will allow the quarterback to take his time, go through all his progressions and make the right throw. In terms of running the football, he would be able to open up running lanes for the backs and allow them to find extra space to operate with. Particularly with how defensive-minded the SEC tends to be, a commitment from Little would be crucial as it would allow them to maximize every possession.

Currently the Tide 2016 class ranks No. 4 in the country and No. 2 in the SEC per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Little would be the fourth offensive lineman in the class and the first lineman to be five-star caliber.  He would give them depth at a premium position and allow them to run their offense with a stronger sense of security.

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