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Excellent news! Thanks guys. I had a feeling we were his favorite, even with all the disparaging reports from Rivals and Scout about his favorites.

 

Hope he announces soon and keeps the momentum going. Do we think he'll be a tackle or a guard?

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IMO Little is our most important offensive recruit left on the board. He's a quintessential right tackle--big and aggressive, with quick feet. He has a chance to compete for playing time right away and potentially to start by mid-season next year.

 

I love Romine as well, but Little is a bit more important.

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IMO Little is our most important offensive recruit left on the board. He's a quintessential right tackle--big and aggressive, with quick feet. He has a chance to compete for playing time right away and potentially to start by mid-season next year.

 

I love Romine as well, but Little is a bit more important.

QUINTI WHAT??? easy big guy, most of us only have 7th grade educations.. JK :lol: :lol:
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LOOKS LIKE IT'S ANOTHER CHARLIE VS. URBAN BATTLE! AND WE ARE LOOKING GOOD.

 

Scout.com's No. 6 offensive tackle, Chris Little, from Jeffersonville Twiggs County (Ga.), denies a favorite, but admits that his top two are Notre Dame and Florida. "When I think of academics, I think Notre Dame," Little said. "But when I think about football, I think Florida. It's very close..."

 

Notre Dame and Florida have a slight edge for offensive tackle Chris Little (6-5, 340, 5.0) over Georgia, LSU, Clemson and Florida State. All of his favorites have offered.

The massive prospect from Georgia already took an official visit to South Bend in September and visited LSU on December 1. "LSU was real good," Little said. "I liked getting to talk to all the players and it was good to see how much they love the school. I especially liked talking to the guys from Georgia about how they adjusted to being away from home and not getting to go back every weekend. They said it was tough at first, but that there's a lot to do there and that it wasn't a big issue. I think they are only like eight hours away, which isn't that bad."

 

This weekend (December 9) Little will be visiting Georgia and he visits Florida (January 19) and Florida State (January 12) in 2007. "Florida had a great year," Little said. "They're playing for the national championship and deserve to be there. What surprised me about them is how good their academics are. They are number two in the SEC."

 

The Gators visited Little at his house last week. "They had a big recruiting class last year and already have a few o-lineman, so I know I wouldn't be playing right away. But I wouldn't mind sitting and learning."

 

Little also had an in-home visit from a few Notre Dame coaches (defensive backs coach Bill Lewis and offensive line coach John Latina) last Wednesday (November 29). "They told me how much they need o-linemen, especially tackles. They think I'd fit in well and that I'd be able to play early.

 

"I was a little disappointed in their season though," Little said. "I was hoping they'd be able to knock off USC and the Michigan loss hurt them too. I really thought they'd be playing in the national championship game this year."

 

Little says he'd like to make his decision by the end of the month. "But I'll still take my visits in January," Little said. "Taking those trips will just help me see if I've made the right decision or not."

 

He finished the season with around 40 tackles, 20 for loss, four sacks and two fumbles caused. Twiggs County finished with a 4-6 record.

 

He reports a 3.3 core GPA and a 19 ACT /1260 SAT.

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Sorry, I thought this was the Notre Dame board (where people understand large words). I must have stumbled onto the Illinois board by mistake.

 

That's Great!

 

Seriously though, regarding Chris Little, are we going to try him on the defensive side of the ball? Or offense? I am thinking that I remember his wanting to play defense, or a mention of it somewhere?

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Word is that ND looks really really good with Little

 

 

We could be hearing something on him soon.

 

Dever as well.

 

 

This could a awesome some year for recruiting.And the OL is going to get the depth that we have been missing with upgraded talent.

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what exactly do you look for in a tackle as opposed to a guard. i dont know anything in depth about OL's. what's the optimal height, weight of both positions? which is more important to be quick than strong?

 

second, which guys in the freshman class/this incoming class and hopeful commits project to the different positions? I'm under the impression that the best OL's in high school play tackle just because?

 

hopefully someone out there's got some insight for me.

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it depends...usually, you want big tackles and smaller guards, because the guards do a lot of movement, whether they pull and leave their position to be a lead blocker through a hole or if they pull as extra protection on a rollout.

 

Some formations have swapped the line size, however, where the guards are actually bigger than the tackles. This is only used in offenses where they have a shotgun spread use the Dart system...Basically, the QB holds the ball in the RBs belly and reads whether the DE stays at home or if he chases the RB down the line. Then, the QB decides to either keep the ball or give it to the RB.

 

Traditionally, tackles are bigger and less mobile than guards, though.

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it depends...usually, you want big tackles and smaller guards, because the guards do a lot of movement, whether they pull and leave their position to be a lead blocker through a hole or if they pull as extra protection on a rollout.

 

Some formations have swapped the line size, however, where the guards are actually bigger than the tackles. This is only used in offenses where they have a shotgun spread use the Dart system...Basically, the QB holds the ball in the RBs belly and reads whether the DE stays at home or if he chases the RB down the line. Then, the QB decides to either keep the ball or give it to the RB.

 

Traditionally, tackles are bigger and less mobile than guards, though.

 

 

Well said Irish wave. :clap:

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to summarize tchris, the tackles tend to be quicker and a little more athletic since it is their job to protect the qb dring pass rushing. the left tackle especially, since he is protecting the blind side. guards tend to be a little bigger , heavier, and sometimes a little stronger since they are more involved in run blocking. now of course there are always exceptions to these rules but in general this usually holds true.

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Nuss, Nwankwo, and Summers-Gavin are all OG, and Gavin is also a OC.

Although either Nuss or Nwankwo is expected to move to DT.

 

Last year we got Chris Stewart, Matt Carufel, and Eric Olsen as guards. Dan Wenger is a Center.

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