Phoenix speedster eyeing the Cats

Allante Battle is a speedster. The prospect from Phoenix's Desert Vista High School is one of the top sprinters in the state and that speed transfers to the football field.

Battle was one of, if not the fastest player at Arizona's elite camp over the weekend. Although he plays on both sides of the ball in high school he worked out exclusively on offense at the camp.

"I thought it was very good," Battle said of the camp. "I got a lot of practice in and learned some new things I can use in my season."

Like so many players in June, Battle does not claim any leaders, but did admit to liking Arizona.

"Yes I do," Battle said when asked if he liked the Wildcats.

He has offers Washington State, Washington, New Mexico State, University of New Mexico, Nevada, San Diego State, Colorado State, Utah, ASU, Oregon State and Arizona. The Wildcats were the first to offer.

"I'm not really sure yet," he replied when asked about his favorites. "I'm just trying to look at my options and just sit down with my parents and figure it out."

Interestingly enough, his father played for ASU, but said he grew following both the Sun Devils and the Wildcats.. He did say he knew more about the Sun Devils because of his father, but also said that he was getting no family pressure one way or another.

"My dad isn't really talking about me going to ASU," Battle said. "He will back me up in whatever I do." At 5-9, 170 he's reminiscent of recent Wildcats Syndric Steptoe and Mike Thomas. In fact while some other schools are looking at him more as a corner back, the Wildcats want him primarily as a wide out and returner.

He has already camped with the Wildcats and Sun Devils and after a track meet in Puerto Rico he will camp with Oregon State.

Right now his plan is to wait until the middle of the season before he'll make a decision.

Last season he was named 1st team All-Region as a wide receiver. He caught 18 passes for 496 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 313 yards and five more scores on the ground.

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