2013 S Battle Holds Eight

2013 safety Jalen Battle has come onto the recruiting scene with a vengeance. He went into spring without any offers and now he holds eight. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound prospect from University School (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) expects that number to continue growing and has plans to make a statement at several camp this summer. Get the latest on Battle here.

Since his spring game, Jalen Battle has picked up eight offers: Illinois, Kentucky, Tulane, Buffalo, Stetson, Navy, Massachusetts, and Florida A&M.

"It's exciting. I wasn't really expecting to blow up this fast, because right after the spring game I had like three offers, and about a week later I had even more offers and I started getting even more calls from college coaches," he said.

"They were all saying they had never known about me until the spring game and they liked what they saw."

Battle says he's really stepped up his game this year, now that he's heading into his senior season. He's eager to attract college attention and he's been doing just that.

"I really didn't play, I really didn't stand out, but I got bigger and I grew and now I'm actually starting, so I guess I stood out to a lot of coaches," he said.

Battle will camp at Rutgers this coming Friday and South Florida the following week. Heading into those visits, there's only one thing on his mind.

"I'm going up there (to Rutgers) to get an offer. I'm going to go up there and make a statement, do well in the camp, and hopefully receive an offer," Battle said.

"Same deal (at South Florida)."

Battle says the two main factors that will affect his college choice are the school's academics and his ability to make an early impact. While he's still expecting more offers to roll in, he has a few early favorites.

"I like Illinois, I like Buffalo because they were my first offer and the first one to recognize me. I like Tulane because of the academics, and I also like Kentucky because it is SEC and I would be playing against the best of the best."

"I hopefully want to make (a decision) before the season because I want to be focused on our school's season."

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