Texas A&M is on a roll, baby.
Friday, the Aggies landed the No. 1 player in the land. Not the No. 1 kid in Texas, not the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country … the No. 1 player for the class of 2016. Period.
The Aggies learned for sure what many expected to happen for quite some time–offensive tackle Gregory Little of Allen (Texas) is on board with the Aggies. Little is rated the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation by 247Sports.com’s composite rating, which averages all services. Little is 6-foot-6, 285 pounds.
Little talked Saturday Down South in a recent story about what he loved about Texas A&M, along with his outlook on life in general (and you can read the entire story here). Along with being a fantastic lineman, he is also an extremely deep kid.
“I like the offense because it’s the same offense we run in high school, the spread, and the spread is more simple, more like my playing style,” Little told Saturday Down South. “I’m athletic, I get downfield and get to the next level. In the pro-style you run the ball quite a few times, but in the spread you don’t run it as much. I think there is some preservation of your body in (the spread) offense too.”
As usual, Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin acknowledged the commitment with a vague “YESSIR!!!” Tweet.
Little is the high school teammate of 2015 Texas A&M QB commit Kyler Murray.
“Honestly, Texas A&M has taken over Texas because 1) It is the SEC and 2) Because of the spread offense,” Little told Saturday Down South. “I just think the SEC factor is a major factor in Texas. Guys for the longest time had to go a long ways off to play in the SEC, but now you can live in Texas and play in the SEC. That’s a big upside. You have all the great coaches, the Sabans, the Miles, the Spurriers and they build all these great programs. And I’ve heard that the SEC makes you more prepared for the next level. Now I’m not saying you can’t go to the NFL from the Big Ten or Big 12 or Pac 12, because you can, but the SEC prepares you.”