Anderson (S.C.) all-purpose back Rafael Little says a leader has emerged entering his senior season at T.L. Hanna.
“Kentucky is my leader,” he said. “They’ve recruited me the hardest, and I just like everything about them right now.”
“Well, I’ve really got a good chance to come in and get some early playing time and contribute as a true freshman,” Little said. “They say they really need to sign a good running back, and I’d be able to compete for playing time right away. I’ve got a better chance of that there than the other schools recruiting me.
“Also I like my recruiting coach, Joker Phillips, and their campus. It's a good school. Everything’s just real nice.”
Little, however, said he didn’t plan to make a commitment any time soon.
“I’m going to wait and see how things go, probably decide after my season,” he said.
Little (5-11, 190, 4.5), who accounted for more than 2,000 all-purpose yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior, is also being heavily recruited by Georgia, Auburn, South Carolina, Clemson and Tennessee. All have offered scholarships.
He noted that Georgia, Auburn and South Carolina would round out his current top four. He has visited all three for camps or unofficial visits in recent weeks.
Academically, he maintains a 2.8 GPA and projects as a full qualifier. He’s awaiting scores from his most recent test.