"USF looks really good also—they just want to see me move at camp. Auburn really likes me as a fullback and a linebacker. My older brother played full back in the late 90's and is now playing for the Saints."
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are one of many teams showing interest in the 6-foot-1, 224-pound linebacker.
"Minnesota came by Dwyer May 23 I think—the third week of spring ball. I talked to coach [Robert] Reeves that week on the phone.
"We talked about schemes and what they are looking for at inside linebacker. He said coach [Jerry] Kill wanted to see me in person possibility if I could make it up to camp but that's a really long way away from South Florida."
Batten shared a few of the factors he is looking for in a school.
"Education is something that is really important 4.12 GPA and 1910 on the SAT—it's something I take great pride in," he said. "Off the field I'm looking for a home any from home.
"I haven't really narrowed it down. I'm sure I will on some visits but right now I'm just keeping all options open. I like college towns too where the town is built around the college."