While the USC Trojans were proving to the nation they were the best team in college football, hoops prospects were committing at a rapid pace.
"Providence was such a great fit for me," Batts told Scout.com. "I just fell in love with it when I came to visit."
The 10-point per game scorer also looked strongly at Marquette, College of Charleston and VCU. He drew serious attention when he closed the July evaluation period on a high note.
"They told me they see me as a guy who can come in and be an impact player. The situation will allow me to expand my game to the perimeter more. I can definitely see myself being a four man that can step out."