Coach Fleck wasted no time getting his first commitment of the 2016 recruiting class. Quarterback Matt Little liked Western Michigan enough to call up coach Fleck and inform him that he has verbally committed to the Broncos.
Little chose the Broncos over interest from Florida, Duke, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, and Indiana. Florida seemed to be going after Little heavily prior to the announcement of Will Muschamp not returning next year.
Matt recently talked to Hustle Belt about why he committed to Western Michigan so early in his recruiting process.
"I visited and I got a view of what Western Michigan is about and I really liked it. I really committed to coach Fleck and their program because what he is doing there is really special. I just want to be apart of something like that. "
Upon his arrival in Kalamazoo, Western Michigan fans can expect Little to compete and learn as much as he can.
"I look forward to meeting Zach [Terrell], he had a great performance when I was there to watch them play. I'm excited to learn the offense and I look forward to competing once I get to campus. My biggest goal walking in the door is mastering the offense, then hopefully I can compete for a spot."
Little has been lucky enough to train with NFL rookie, Jimmy Garrapolo along with receiving some advice from the former Eastern Illinois standout quarterback. Having a mentor like Garrapolo, along with his older brother, Chris, who is currently playing a freshman quarterback at South Dakota State is huge for Matt.
"He [Garrapolo] teaches me a lot about what to expect on the next level and how to make that transition. My brother has also been a huge factor in my success as well."
Matt plans on majoring in Business Finance and says academics will always come first. He also has plans to work on his mobility over the off season and is hoping to be more of a true dual-threat quarterback next year. Little is already a nuisance for opposing defenses with his arm so if he improves his mobility he will be a nightmare for coaches come his senior season moving on to his collegiate career. Although it will still be a while before Little steps on the field for the Broncos, check out his Hudl highlights here and see what he will bring to the team: