ORLANDO — The last Southeastern Conference title Ole Miss won was in 1963, almost 34 years to the day that Greg Little was born.
The Allen, Texas, offensive tackle, who was a first team American Family Insurance ALL-USA player this past season, said there’s plenty of reasons he’s confident in his choice of the Rebels.
“Ole Miss was only a couple of plays from being in the playoffs,” Little said. “They’re only a couple of pieces away from being at that next level. … I’m excited for Ole Miss. Coach (Hugh) Freeze is a very religious guy who helped me get in touch with my religion. He’s a coach and a father figure.”
Little spent some time at Disney World this week, the first time he’s been here since he was a kid.
“It was pretty cool,” said the 6-5, 318-pound senior. “I bought some food, that’s all I did. I wasn’t there for too long. I’m too big for the rides these days.”
The rest of the time between practices, he’s been prodding undecided players such as Paramus Catholic defensive tackle Rashan Gary and Starkville, Miss., wide receiver A.J. Brown to join him in Oxford, Miss. Little and Wayne County (Waynesboro, Miss.) defensive tackle Benito Jones are the only two Ole Miss commits in the Under Armour game.
“I’m with some of the best players in the country,” Little said. “My job is to get some of these guys to come to Ole Miss with me. We already have some great guys, like Shea Patterson, who are not here.”
Last week, former Allen quarterback Kyler Murray transferred from Texas A&M to Oklahoma. In an interesting twist, Little backed away from his commitment to Texas A&M in July. Little said there’s no chance he’ll switch his commitment from Ole Miss to Oklahoma.
“I left (Texas A&M) for my own reasons,” Little said. “I had a feeling something wasn’t right. (Kyler) did what was best for him, so I’m proud of him.”