Battle, who missed his junior season with a knee injury, bounced back strong as a senior, making 65 tackles and seven sacks this season. Louisville assistant Ron Dugans made an in-home visit with the 6-1, 285-pound lineman earlier this week, and it seems that Cardinals have a shot at securing a commitment from Battle when he visits campus next weekend with his father.
"He [Dugans] made Louisville sound pretty good and excited about going up to see the [campus]," Battle said. "I'm going to make an official visit to Louisville Dec. 11."
Dugans told Battle that he would have a shot at getting on the field next season as a freshman for Louisville.
"He was talking to me about coming up for a visit and that they were excited about it," Battle said. "They are hoping that I will become part of the team. He said I would have the chance to get a lot of early playing time, especially my freshman year.
"They want me to play defensive tackle and be a dominant pass rusher. They also think I can help stop the run."
Will Louisville be able to secure a commitment from Battle when he visits campus next week?
"I want to go up there and see the school first before I commit," Battle said. "I'm really excited about going up there. I've got a real good feeling about them, they're definitely one of my top three [schools]. They are very, very high on my list."
Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern are the other two schools at the top of Battle's list. The Yellow Jackets made an in-home visit with Battle this week, and the talented tackle plans to schedule an official visit to Georgia Tech.