May 10, 2009

Colorado State is recruiting another Oklahoma product

While each class has their fair share of linemen one both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball, on particular class of 2010 starting to make a name for himself recently is Tahlequah (OK) Sequoyah offensive guard Chris Littlehead.

Last season Littlehead helped guide the Sequoyah Indians to a District 2A-8 championship by going 10-1 in the regular season before falling to the eventual Class 2A state champions, Heritage Hall, in the state quarterfinal 35-0.

After falling in the quarterfinals of the OSSAA playoffs a year ago, the 6-foot-4, 305 pound workhorse is ready for another shot in the fall.

"Right now I'm just preparing for us to go undefeated and get that gold ball," Littlehead said. "I'm really working hard to help the team get there. Personally I'm just trying to work on my speed and explosion off the ball and going 100-percent on every play."

Littlehead currently holds offers from Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Colorado State, Louisville, Ole Miss and in-state school Oklahoma State. He says that a big part of his recruitment to Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., is due to his former quarterback, Nathan Stanley, signing there at the end of the 2008 season.

"There's a pretty strong connection with Nathan. I went down to Oxford recently and I really like it down there."

As far as the Colorado State Rams are concerned, Littlehead is being recruited by CSU wide receiver's coach Greg Peterson, who covers a lot of the recruits in the Sooner State. The player and coach haven't talked in a couple of weeks, but Peterson did extend a scholarship to Littlehead a month ago.

"I'm really not too familiar with CSU, I just know that they went to the New Mexico Bowl last year and did pretty good-that's really about it."

While he is primarily listed as an offensive guard, Littlehead does have experience playing defense as well at the tackle spot. Schools are looking at him for both positions.

"People see me as an offensive guard or defensive tackle. Most of them, they just tell me that if you come up here we'll play you on both sides and see which one works out. To me it doesn't matter much just as long as I get to play."

According to Littlehead, early playing time is not a big concern to him, he'd almost rather redshirt his freshman season so he can have a larger impact in the long run.

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