2014 Marques Little of Williamstown, N.J. is considered one of the top all-around athletes in South Jersey. Earlier this week he grabbed his first offer and has noticed an increase of interest from a few other schools in the last week.
"Recruiting is starting to blow up now," said Little, who received his offer from Temple on Tuesday. "I'm receiving a lot of interest from Colorado and Rutgers."
Little, 5-foot-10 and 158-pounds, discussed how the Temple offer came about.
"I went to the game last Friday when they played Villanova," said Little. "Then I recently talked to the coach and he told me I got the offer."
Grabbing his first offer, Little is excited and relieved.
"It feels great," he said. "The first one is out of the way, and now I just have to stay humble and still play well on the field. We'll see how it all plays out at the end of the season."
Little has also been receiving interest from Penn State for over a year, and during the summer he had a chance to camp at both Rutgers and South Carolina.
"They went well," he said. "I took the advice from the coaches, worked on everything and now I'm just getting better."
Little will get his chance to showcase his abilities tonight as Williamstown opens their season against Cherry Hill East.
"It's a big season for us and I just want to help the team achieve our goals," said Little, who will play cornerback, slot receiver and running back. "My goal is just to have way over 1,000 yards rushing and do anything to help my team win."
To try and ensure his personal goals, Little worked on a few specific parts of his game this summer.
"Exploding through cuts and through the holes, catching and getting physical at the line with receivers," he said.