Nick Little to play for Slippery Rock

Name: Nick Little

High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Hometown: Altoona

Sport: Football

Position: Defensive end

College choice: Slippery Rock

Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, Clarion and Lock Haven

Why I picked Slippery Rock: “I went there, and the guys were family. They acted like a brotherhood and it was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Getting to the District 6 championship with my football team this year.”

Coach Justin Wheeler’s quote: “He was a tremendous player for us. He was a phenomenal defensive end. We’d try to put him in a position to stop the opposing offense, and he did that. He’s going to be missed, but we’re excited for him to take the next step.”

How I got my start playing football: “I started in seventh grade, just moved here from Florida, I wanted to make friends and I fell in love with football.”

Favorite college growing up: Pitt, Penn State and Alabama

Other interests: Basketball, volleyball, snowboarding and baseball

What getting to play in college means to me: “It means everything, my life is sports. I just love the game of football, and I can’t wait.”

Probable college major: Exercise Science

Parents: Chuck and Laurie Colegrove