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High school football: Millwood defensive end Josh Little headed to Kansas State

The Oklahoman’s Super 30 selection picks Wildcats over nearly a dozen other programs.
by Scott Wright Published: July 17, 2014
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                 Millwood's Josh Little walks off the field after losing to Davis in the Class 2A state football championship game last season. Little is No. 10 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings. 
                   
                 
                 
                   Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Millwood's Josh Little walks off the field after losing to Davis in the Class 2A state football championship game last season. Little is No. 10 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Millwood defensive end Josh Little learned just how fast news can travel in the days of social media and closely monitored football recruiting.

“I guess people already knew I committed to Kansas State,” Little tweeted Wednesday at 9 p.m., the time he had previously said he would announce his commitment.

But word had gotten out a few hours earlier and spread quickly via multiple websites that the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Little had picked the Wildcats over nearly a dozen other programs who had offered the fast-rising prospect.

Little exploded onto the scene in the spring, with the likes of Purdue, Tulsa, Washington State, Iowa State, New Mexico and others jumping on the bandwagon.

Kansas State and Arizona State were the latest to extend offers, both in the last two weeks.

Now Little is set to follow the footsteps of several Oklahoma high school products who have found success in Manhattan, Kan., the most recent of which is Tulsa Washington’s Tyler Lockett.

Little had 76 tackles and five sacks as a junior last season. His size, combined with a 40-yard dash time in the 4.9-second range, made him a popular prospect over the last three months. According to coaches, Little was not currently available to be interviewed.

With Casady receiver Denver Johnson decommitting from Tulsa earlier this week, Little makes nine state players who are committed to Division I programs, and he’s the fifth to choose an out-of-state school.

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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