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Millwood's Josh Little explodes onto recruiting scene

Oklahoman Modified: May 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm •  Published: May 25, 2014

Two weeks ago, Millwood defensive end Josh Little was just another promising prospect hoping Division I colleges would take notice.

Now, he needs both hands to count all his D-I offers.

And the 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior is compiling an impressive list of suitors.

“It’s just a matter of people starting to see what we see,” Millwood coach Darwin Franklin said. “We’ve been telling him it’s a process and it takes time.

“He’s 6-4 now, and when people see 6-3 or 6-4 on a prospectus sheet, they don’t really believe it. But when they see it for themselves, it changes things.”

Little received seven offers in a five-day span, with the likes of Purdue, Washington State and Tulsa leading the list. Oklahoma, Kansas State, Arizona State and Ole Miss are among others showing interest.

Little had 76 tackles and five sacks for the Falcons last season, becoming more of a force as the season progressed.

“He just finds a way to the ball, always gets in the play,” Franklin said. “He moves well, very fluid. When coaches see his frame, they know he can put more weight on him, so he can be versatile and play multiple positions.

“All of those things combined with his desire, the will to learn and get better, has made the difference for him.”

By Scott Wright

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