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Little Trims List to Three



There was a time when Mario Little, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound small forward from Chipola Junior College in Mariana, Fla., had every intention of taking at least four official visits. However, those plans have quickly changed. Little, who originally hails from Chicago, just informed Jayhawk Slant that he's trimmed his list and only three schools remain.

Little is looking at KU, KSU and Illinois
"Illinois, Kansas State and Kansas are the three schools I'm looking at," said Little. "There has been a lot of talk about my recruitment, but these are the only schools I'm interested in. I don't know for sure, but I believe all three schools have offered me a scholarship."

According to Little, who ran with the Illinois Warriors during his time on the AAU Circuit, he has a serious amount of interest in all three schools for a variety of reasons.

Little stated that each school has something different and unique to offer Little.

"Illinois, Kansas State and Kansas have something different to offer me," said Little. "I just like the situation at Kansas State. They are brining in some great players and there is a lot of excitement around the program. Illinois is close to home and I grew up a big fan of Illinois.

"Everybody knows that Kansas is a great program," he added. "I just like the school. Plus, I'm good friends with Sherron Collins and Julian Wright."

At this time, Little fully intends to officially visit each of the aforementioned programs before picking Illinois, Kansas State or Kansas.

Currently, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound small forward has just one official visit planned, but it's only a matter of time before the other two visits are set.

"I'm taking an official visit to Kansas State on September 14," he said. "I plan to visit Illinois after my visit to Kansas State is over. I don't have a date yet for my visit to Kansas, but it's probably going to be my first visit. The order of the visits will probably be Kansas, Kansas State and then Illinois.

"I don't really have a favorite," he added. "I just want to make the best decision for me and end up at the best place. I played three different positions at Chipola last season. I just did whatever the coaching staff asked me to do. Illinois, Kansas State and Kansas see me as a combo forward."
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