The Stanford Cardinal will remain a contender for the services of Houston Episcopal offensive tackle Walker Little for the indefinite future after the elite prospect received his admittance letter to the university this week.
While getting accepted to one of the most prestigious academics schools in the country is no small feat, it doesn’t exactly come as a surprise.
The news does potentially impact the Texas Longhorns, however, as the 6’8, 305-pounder is the top target for the ‘Horns at his position and one of the top targets remaining in the entire cycle.
A standpoint performer at The Opening last month, Little is considered to be high on Texas, Stanford, and Ole Miss, the school that both of his siblings attend.
The concern for Texas is that the academics at Stanford could make the Cardinal the most serious competition for the Longhorns and that’s a recruiting battle that is often difficult to win, as evidenced by the flip of cornerback Obi Eboh from Texas to Stanford late in the 2016 recruiting process.
Other recent misses that went in favor of the Cardinal include another 2016 prospect, defensive tackle Mike Williams, and defensive end Solomon Thomas in the 2014 class.
Currently, the Crystal Ball predictions for Little favor Texas at 64 percent, but the two most recent are for Stanford, so there was some definite momentum building for head coach David Shaw’s program even before the big offensive tackle got accepted into the school.
Little doesn’t yet have a timetable for his decision, but tentatively plans on taking all five of his official visits. At this time, it’s not clear which other two schools are in the mix to host Little.