Most in the recruiting industry felt like it was a two-team race between Ole Miss and Alabama for the nation’s No. 2 player before he committed. Like their game in Tuscaloosa earlier this season, the Rebels came out on top for five-star offensive tackle Greg Little.
Little told SB Nation’s Bud Elliott that the reason why Ole Miss beat out Alabama was because of a very personal matter to the five-star.
“I feel like (Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze) can help me with some things that some coaches really can’t help me on,” Little said in the video above. “I’m excited for the future of Ole Miss.”
So what is that thing that Freeze can help him with that Alabama coach Nick Saban cannot?
“He’s a very religious guy. He can help me get in touch with my religion.”
The 6-foot-5, 318-pounder described what he thought the main difference was between Alabama and Ole Miss.
“Alabama is more business, you know, more like hey, here’s the facts, this is what we can do, this is what we have done. Ole Miss is more of a family. We are going to love you to death. We’ll always be there for you. It’s not all about football.”
Ole Miss is currently on pace to finish with its highest-rated recruiting class in school history. The Rebels are fifth in 247Sports’ rankings. The highest they have ever finished was ninth back in 2013, when Ole Miss signed Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil.
Rebels fans should expect Little to compete for the starting left tackle position with Tunsil’s expected early entrance to the NFL draft.