Major offers for Battle

Five-star Tyus Battle is clearly one of the most heavily recruited kids in the class of 2016.

Class of 2016 wing Tyus Battle is one of the top targets for elite schools across the country. With the ability to light it up from outside as well as attack off the bounce, Battle has been earning offers since early in his freshman season, and he continues to be a priority recruit.

Playing his first spring on the AAU circuit with a new team, there has been a growth process for Battle, but he feels things are going well and he is improving.

"I have been working on leadership and being aggressive all game long," said Battle. "Those are the two main things, but also I have been trying to improve as a point guard."

Recruiting wise the offers are piling up for Battle.

"It's early but I already have 20 offers," noted Battle. "Michigan has been recruiting me hard, Villanova, Syracuse, Ohio State, Duke, and several other schools."

Battle plans to get to Michigan at some point this summer, and likes what the school has done with their perimeter players recently.

"I like the way that Michigan develops their players," noted Battle. "Nik Stauskas and Trey Burke both got a lot better from their freshman to sophomore years and I like how the program really develops their guards for the NBA."

Michigan's Big Ten rival, Ohio State, has already had Battle on campus, and he likes what the Ohio State Buckeyes have to offer as well.

"They have really good facilities," said Battle. "I would say it is one of the best facilities I have seen yet. Also Greg Paulus is my lead recruiter and he is a great guy. I just love the whole situation."

Another school that Battle hopes to get out and see soon is Duke, and the Blue Devils continue to make an impression on him.

"It is just Duke," explained Battle. "Their history and tradition, they have sent a lot of guys to the NBA, and obviously Coach K is a great coach. There is a lot to like about Duke."

Syracuse has been a recruiting force recently in the area, and they are beginning to really turn up the heat on Battle as well.

"I like their guard play," Battle said of the Orange. "Coach (Jim) Boeheim is a great guy and Coach (Mike) Hopkins is also a great guy. They allow their guards to play, and I think their system fits me."

For now Battle is taking things slow and wants to make visits before entering into any kind of commitment.

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