Greg Little is excited about first visit to N

Greg Little is excited about first visit to N

Standout athlete Greg Little of Hillside high school (Durham, N.C.) hasn't been to the Notre Dame campus, but he is confident that he will enjoy his official visit to South Bend for the Michigan game.

Greg Little (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) tried to get up to Notre Dame for the spring game, but those plans fell through. With his official visit a day away, Greg is anxious to get on the plane and find out what makes Notre Dame a special place.

"I'm really excited to get up there and see what the hype is about Notre Dame," Little replied when asked about his pending visit to Notre Dame. "I think it will meet my expectations. I think it'll be a great place. I'm coming up with my mom, my dad and my sister.

"I'm going up there with an open mind. I'm going to take a good look at the stadium and the facilities, but I'm really going to keep an open mind and look forward to some new things."

After struggling to put away a determined Georgia Tech squad the Irish dominated a solid Penn State team last week. Little has been watching Notre Dame closely and he's trying to see how he'd fit into the Irish offense.

"I think it was a really big step from the first game," Little said of Notre Dame's victory over Penn State. "The offense is really starting to come along, as well as the defense.

"The coaches gave me a few things to look out for and to pay attention to. They think I'd play the slot position in the four-receiver set and the ‘X-receiver' in the two-receiver set. I really can see myself playing in that type of offense."

Playing multiple positions won't be a new experience for Little, as he's used just about anywhere in the Hillside offense.

"I mostly played quarterback," Little explained said of his last game. "Our quarterback went down early so I was doing the Vince Young thing. I've been running as the third-string quarterback. Our second-string quarterback is a tenth-grader and it was his first time on varsity, so he was a little nervous. After a couple series I told my coach that I was ready to take the game in my hands.

"I had 136 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. I played quarterback one time last year, so when he went down, I knew that I was going to have to step up and take control."

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