Five-star Texas A&M commit Little visiting other SEC schools
Is Texas A&M in danger of losing its most prized recruit?
That seems to be a possibility, as five-star tackle Greg Little, an A&M commit and the No. 2 overall prospect in the country according to 247's composite rankings, has taken visits to Alabama and Ole Miss this week.
The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder hails from Allen (Texas) High, the same school from which Texas A&M landed sought-after five-star quarterback Kyler Murray in the 2015 recruiting class. Murray being in College Station was believed to be a factor in Little's commitment last June to coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies.
If Little truly would prefer to play with Murray and is set on playing at A&M, perhaps he's simply enjoying the opportunity to be feted by some of the top coaches/programs in the country. But Little's coach at Allen made it sound as though he's keeping his options open heading into the season.
"He's obviously committed to Texas A&M, but kids may have a change of heart," Allen coach Tom Westberg told AL.com. "I think he just wanted to check a couple of things out."
So should A&M be concerned? Hard to say at this point, as Little has not publicly commented on his trip. But it's worth noting that Sumlin fired offensive line coach B.J. Anderson this offseason, and staff turnover is often cause for commits to reconsider. And really, any time Nick Saban and Alabama get involved in a recruitment, there's at least some reason for everyone else to worry.
Coincidentally, it seems that Little's recruitment might end up playing out similarly to that of Murray, who was on Texas' campus late in the process and considered a flip to the Longhorns before ultimately deciding to sign with A&M. The Aggies would of course be fine with the same result this time around, but that doesn't mean there won't be some valid nervousness if Little is hanging out on other SEC campuses this fall.
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