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Little feels if you make an impact at 'Bama, then you get drafted

THE LATEST: Desmond Little is a 6-foot-6, 214 pound athlete pass rusher out of Prichard (Ala.) Vigor who had nine sacks in 2017. When schools see his frame, his length and his ability to run, it gets their attention.

Alabama was the first school to offer Little and he has now visited Tuscaloosa twice. He grew up a fan of the Crimson Tide and Alabama is his top school.


IN HIS OWN WORDS: "Alabama is my top school," said Little. "That is my favorite school and I grew up a 'Bama fan. If you go there and start, then you are going to the NFL. I am not sure about what everyone else thinks on that, but that is my opinion. If you go to Alabama, compete for playing time, then you have a real good shot of getting drafted.

"I have talked to Nick Saban some and he really likes my ability. He always preaches grades to me. He is a tough coach that works his players and I think he is great at what he does. He has told me a lot to keep my grades right and that I have the ability to do big things.

"I have visited Alabama and I like it there. On game-day, it is like a big party. The fans are loud and before the game, there are fans everywhere. I really liked the atmosphere. It would be fun to play in.

"LSU is another school I am looking at. Ole Miss is one I want to visit too. Alabama is my top school right now though. They have it all there."

RIVALS REACTION: Little is high on Alabama and if the Tide go hard after him, they will be tough to beat. LSU did impress him over the weekend on his first visit to Baton Rouge, so the Tigers, who have also offered, is a team to watch. Little is not planning to commit any time soon, but he wants to get out, take visits and also what other schools offer. Alabama is clearly the school to beat at this time.