No Longer an Uphill Battle

Defensive tackle Jonathon Battle made the trip to Atlanta from Americus, GA Saturday to watch Georgia Tech scrimmage. In addition to watching the scrimmage, Battle was given a tour of the campus and had a chance to talk to players and coaches.

Jonathan Battle - Profile

Battle had a chance to get familiar with the school, campus and the people at Tech on his visit. "I had a great time there today," said Battle. "I really loved it up there." Battle is hoping that an offer is coming soon from the Tech coaches.

Battle talked to the Tech coaches about his progress in rehabbing his knee. They also talked about their interest in him. "I told them the knee is coming along well," said Battle. "I'm doing what the doctors are telling me to do." Battle told the Tech coaches that Georgia Tech is very high on his list.

In addition to taking to some of the players and making some friends, Battle also has developed a strong relationship with Coach Charles Kelly. "I have a very strong relationship with Coach Kelly, Coach (Andy) McCollum, and Coach (Paul) Johnson." Battle considers the staff to be a great one.

An offer from Georgia Tech would move them to the top of his list. "They would really shoot up the list a lot; I mean really high." Battle feels that they have everything he's looking for in a school including excellent academics and a great football program.

Louisville is the only school to have currently offered Jonathan. "I feel once I can prove my knee is coming along that I will be picking up more." Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, and Tennessee are some of the other schools that are looking at Battle beside Georgia Tech.

One school is recruiting Battle the hardest. "By far Georgia Tech is recruiting me harder than any school out there." Battle talks to Coach Kelly often and receives mail from them daily. "I really love how they are recruiting me and staying in touch with me." Battle is confident that once they know his knee is fine that he will get an offer.

Right now, Battle is planning on making a signing day decision. Academics will play a major role in his decision. "I want to major in computer science and that is an important part of my decision." Battle is also looking for a family oriented team and a school that is close enough for his family to see him play.

Battle had not made any definite plans for any more visits. He's leaving that up to his dad. "I think we might get to Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia. "If my knee is cleared, I will participate in senior day camps that my teammates will be attending."


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