One of the nation's top-rated all-purpose backs has said he'll play his college football at the University of Kentucky.
Rafael Little of Anderson, S.C., confirmed Wednesday that he had told UK recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips that he wanted to play for the Wildcats.
Little picked the Wildcats over Auburn, Georgia, Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee. He also had several other scholarship offers.
"Kentucky is a good school, and I think I will fit into their offense," Little said. "I wanted to go somewhere that I could have a chance to start as a freshman, and the coaches told me I would have a chance to compete for playing time right away. That's all I wanted."
The 6-0, 190-pound Little runs the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds, bench-presses 270 pounds and is ranked as the nation's seventh-best all-purpose back by Rivals.com. He is considered one of the top 10 high school players in South Carolina.