B/R Exclusive: 5-Star OT Greg Little Decommits from Texas A&M

Damon Sayles@@DamonSaylesNational Recruiting AnalystJuly 13, 2015


Greg Little, the nation's No. 1 offensive tackle and the No. 2 overall player in the 2016 class, has decommitted from Texas A&M.

Bleacher Report was told of the decision Monday afternoon. Little's mother, Terry Lacy-Little, confirmed the news.

"At the time he committed, he knew that was the place he wanted to be," Little's mother said regarding Texas A&M. "Fast-forward [to now], he felt it was too early in the process to commit. Because this is such a life-changing event, he feels he has to go through the recruiting process to evaluate where he wants to go."

Little verbally committed to the Aggies as an incoming junior on June 20, 2014. The decommitment gives the 17-year-old, 5-star standout a chance to explore all of his options.

Declining to comment on the record regarding his decommitment, Little did confirm he has 27 offers. He doesn't have a public list of schools as of yet.

Little was one of more than 160 athletes at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, last week for The Opening, and he left Oregon with the offensive lineman MVP award. Little won the majority of his one-on-one battles and offered entertaining matchups against his good friend, defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the nation's No. 1 overall player.

Sanjay Kirpalani @SanjayKirpalani

Rashan Gary beat Greg Little easily rep before this. Little gets his revenge #theopening https://t.co/r9PCc3fxE4

"I want to go against the best," Little told Bleacher Report about lining up against Gary last Wednesday. "I feel if I don't go against the best, I'm just wasting my time. He's the best, so I want to go against him. We're real close, so it's cool."

At 6'6" and 318 pounds, Little is one of the most technically sound offensive linemen in the country. It's Little's technique and pad level that made former NFL defensive lineman Shaun Smith suggest that Little "may not make the 53-man roster, but he'd make a practice squad somewhere, right now."

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Brian Burns vs. Greg Little https://t.co/6m4eXIVxBK

Little's accolades are impressive. He was named a MaxPreps Junior All-American, a second-team USA Today All-USA pick and an Associated Press Texas Class 6A first-team all-state selection as a junior.

Additionally, he's never lost a varsity high school football game. He was the left tackle for quarterback Kyler Murray, who is now a freshman at Texas A&M but finished his high school career 43-0. Little was a starting tackle for two of Murray's undefeated years.

Damon Sayles is a National Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. All quotes were obtained firsthand. All player ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite ratings. Follow Damon via Twitter: @DamonSayles