Standing at 6-foot-8, 305 pounds, Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal High School offensive tackle Walker Little isn’t exactly what you would call little. However, if put on the spot, the Stanford offensive backfield would probably tell you that they’re happy to throw or run behind him over the next three to four years. Little has officially submitted his letter of intent to Stanford today.
Little, the nation’s top road grader, chose the Stanford Cardinal over the in-state power Texas Longhorns in mid-December. Being the number one player at his position meant Little was a highly-coveted commodity for almost every program in the country, including but not limited to Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Cal, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M and UCLA.
The Houston native will pair with fellow offensive lineman signee Foster Sarell, who just happens to be the nation’s second best bookend, to bulldoze Pac-12 defenses as Stanford’s “Towers of Power” on the edge of the line of scrimmage.
“Little is a massive physical specimen with his 6-foot-8, 305-pound frame. His size is his greatest strength, as he is taller than most defensive ends and outside linebackers, allowing him more leverage in pass protection. However, the main attraction for Little is his ability to “wreck shop”, as Episcopal head coach Steve Leisz said at Little’s commitment ceremony, as a run-blocker. His hands and upper body are a unique weapon in tossing defenders aside like rag dolls. His individual play for the Knights this season yielded a 9-2 record before a first round playoff exit.”