Cole Littleton suited up every Friday night with one goal in mind last Fall. That goal was to be a dominant force in the passing game for J.B. Pennington High School. Equipped with speed and an extensive love for the game, Littleton became one of the top players in the state of Alabama.
He racked up 88 receptions, 1,266 yards and 12 touchdowns during his Junior season. He also racked up several accolades for his incredible season, including 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-State, Blount County MVP and was a finalist for both the back of the year and Mr. Football in the state of the Alabama. But his work has seem to go unnoticed as he holds no offers and is currently a 2-Star recruit.
Growing up in Blountsville, Alabama, Littleton was introduced to the game of football by his family at the age of nine.
“I have been around football my entire life,” Littleton said. “My dad and cousins played and that attracted me to the game as a whole.”
The Blountsville-native developed a love for the game throughout the years. A love that pushes him on those warm Friday nights.
“I just love the entire culture that football creates,” Littleton added. “It is something the community can get behind and I love how involved people are.”
Littleton has proven on and off the field that he is ready for the next level as he currently has a 4.2 GPA and scored a 23 on the ACT. He is also a great wide receiver at 6-feet-1-inches and 180-pounds and runs a 4.5 in the forty-yard dash with a 38 inch vertical, but his recruitment process has been hindered by going to a school that is in a smaller classification. The state of Alabama is stacked for the 2019 recruiting class, but most of the top players in the state go to high schools that are either 5-A, 6-A or 7-A, putting Littleton at a bit of a disadvantage, but he is still dreaming of the day that he gets a offer.
“I would be a blessing to get an offer from anyone.” Littleton said. “I don’t care about the size of the school. I just want to go somewhere I can play and get a free education. It is something I am dreaming about.”
As he continues to grind and wait patiently for an offer, Littleton will continue to be what he was always taught to be.
“I was always taught to be the best version of me,” Littleton said.
It would be a huge surprised if Littleton doesn’t get an offer soon as he has taking visits to LSU, Mississippi State, Samford, Austin Peay and is visiting Vanderbilt Saturday. This guy could ultimately be one of the biggest sleepers in this class.
Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith