Kentucky has picked up a verbal commitment from one of the South’s top-rated running backs.
Rafael Little, a three-star all-purpose back from Anderson (S.C.) T.L. Hanna, gave his verbal to the Wildcats late Tuesday night, according to the player’s mother.
“He decided it was time to go ahead and make that decision,” she said. “I think that was the place he knew he wanted to be, and he was getting a little tired of all the calls and pressure. He just wants to play now.”
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Little (6-0, 190, 4.45) picked Kentucky over offers from Auburn, Georgia, Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others.
Rated the No. 7 all-purpose back in the nation, he had 1,240 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing as a junior. The Class 4A all-state selection also recorded 29 catches for 580 yards and eight scores, and returned six kickoffs/punts for TDs.
Little has come close to eclipsing those figures already as a senior with 1,248 yards rushing, more than 400 yards receiving and 31 total touchdowns.