Alabama cornerback Earl Little Jr. has been training hard with his father, Earl Little Sr. to prepare his upcoming freshman campaign. Little Sr. played nine seasons in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers. He registered 291 tackles, three forced fumbles and 18 interceptions.

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Little Jr. was rated as 247Sport’s No. 12 cornerback and No. 84 player overall in the 2022 recruiting class coming out of American Heritage (Fla.), the same school that produced Patrick Surtain II.

He will arrive on campus later this month with the summer enrollees and join a deep and talented secondary in Tuscaloosa. The Tide return four players that made at least five starts in 2021, including Jordan Battle, DeMarcco Hellams, Brian Branch and Kool-Aid McKinstry. Malachi Moore also has double-digit starts under his belt. LSU transfer Eli Ricks and Khyree Jackson will also be the mix in this fall and redshirt freshman Terrion Arnold gives them tremendous depth.

“I’ll be moving around,” Little told BamaOnline. “Obviously the corner and the star position, that’s what I’ve been playing in high school. I’ve played all three positions – safety, corner and Star in high school, but they wanna start me out at that those two particularly as soon as I get there.”

Little Jr. is eager to get to work this summer and begin his career in the Crimson and White.

“Just building my relationships with the coaches, with my teammates,” said Little. “Just learning the defense. That’s key for me. That’s really what I wanna go in there and do right off the bat. Go in there with my head down and learn the defense, get everything down pat so I can get out there and play more comfortable.”

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