Wednesday evening K-State got number eight. Joshua Little, a defensive end from Millwood High School in Oklahoma City, committed via twitter to Kansas State University.
Blessed with my decision to get my education from Kansas state.— Dr. J.® Little °^° (@Mr_Little_71) July 17, 2014
Rivals.com lists Little as a 3-star DE, who had offers from Iowa State. (Mark Mangino was reportedly recruiting him), Purdue, and Washington State Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and USC showed interest in Little too, according to Rivals. 247sports.com doesn't list a star ranking but does list an offer from Arizona State.
Little checks in at 6'3", 225 lbs, running a 4.9 40. The Football Brainiacs, a local Oklahoma prep site, has a nice write up about Joshua, where they compare him to the likes of Geneo Grissom and Jadaveon Clowney. If that turns out to be Little's ceiling this will be one hell of a pick up for Bill Snyder and the Wildcats. Also of note, both he and Chase Johnston attended camp at Arkansas prior to comitting to K-State. Not sure what that says about Arkansas but I'm glad these guys chose the Purple and the White.
The very first thing I noticed while watching his Hudl video was just how explosive the kid is coming off the ball. He also looks huge in these highlights, but keep in mind he's playing DE at a 2A high school in Oklahoma, so many of his opponents are going to be smaller than him simply due to the size of the schools. That doesn't take away from the fact that this kid explodes off the ball and will hit the ball carrier. Once he gets to campus look for him to add some weight to that 6'3" frame. If he is able to add some weight and maintain his explosiveness, the kid may very well be a game changer on the D-line.