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.