Despite his relatively modest recruitment, don’t be surprised if Dodge City (Kan.) Community College 2016 cornerback Elijah Battle's recruitment picks up in the coming weeks, as there is a lot to like about his game.
“I’m a fast cornerback and I specialize in playing man, but I can do a little bit of everything,” Battle said. “I pride myself in being that all around defensive back that can play in a number of different schemes or systems.
"I’m physical, but can move. I think that is kind of a rare combination theses days.”
The offers have started to trickle in.
“Right now I have five," Battle said. "They are from Arizona, Houston, Buffalo Arkansas State and Ohio. I obviously like any school that is interested in me, so I’m going to do my best to get to all these places.
"Arizona is a school that especially has my interest because they are a Pac-12 school and they’ve been ranked for a bit. Plus the coaching staff there has a good reputation. I’m sure the more we chop it up the more we’ll figure out where we will go from here.”
As of now, this figures to be a fluid recruitment.
“Honestly, man, I don’t know when I’m going to decide," Battle said. "I’m just starting to get more notice. I’ve worked my entire life to get to this point and I don’t want to sell myself short. At the same time, I do realize how lucky I am to be in this situation in the first place.”