Georgia Defensive End To Camp at Auburn

This defensive end prospect from Atlanta, Georgia likes the Tigers among others and will be on the Plains this weekend for camp.

Atlanta, Ga.--Roderick Battle is a defensive end that is very hard to control off the edge and plays with an aggressive style that most tackles can't block one-on-one.

The 6-4, 243-pound prospect transferred to Douglas High School from Austel South Cobb, Ga. where as a freshman he started at linebacker and tight end and then tight end and defensive end as a sophomore.

Last season Battle played mostly defensive end, but served as a tight end in short-yardage situations.

"I think I can read plays very well," Battle said about his strengths as a defender. "I think I am a smart player and know quite a bit about the game. I usually can read the keys on offense and know what play they are going to run before they actually run it."

Battle can bench 325-pounds, squats 420 and he posted a 32-inch vertical jump. He recently attended the Clemson camp and will head south to the Auburn camp this weekend.

"I am trying to get to as many schools as I can around the area this summer," Battle explained. "I don't know how many schools I will be able to make, but I hope quite a few."

The prospect, whose stock is on the rise, has been offered by five schools — Georgia, Clemson, Auburn, Alabama and Vanderbilt, but says he is not going to restrict his recruiting to just the South. "I don't mind leaving the area at all, but that all depends on who is interested in me.

"I am interested in all of those schools that have offered me and especially Auburn, Georgia and Clemson, Battle said. "I have also talked to Oklahoma State Defensive Coordinator Bill Clay recently. I am also interested in Oklahoma and I look forward to talking to them more."

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