'Battle'-ing for an Offer

COLLEGE PARK, MD- St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md) athlete Quantaye Battle spoke to FoxSportsNEXT about the latest developments with his recruitment.

St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.) athlete Quantaye Battle attended Maryland's 7-on-7, hoping to land his first BCS offer.

"I think I would fit in good at Maryland. It is close to home and the coaches make it feel like family here," Battle said. "On the field, I could see myself fitting in on their defense playing safety or outside linebacker."

The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder already holds offers from Toledo, Delaware and Bryant, while Stony Brook, West Virginia, Arizona, Maryland and Marshall are also expressing interest. Battle grew up rooting for West Virginia, so the Mountaineers are an early favorite but the Terps are not far behind.

"The Terps are a great team. They are going to a new conference so there is a lot of buzz around Maryland," Battle said. "I told a lot of people if I had a top five Maryland would definitely be in it."

Battle did not pick up an offer from Maryland at the 7-on-7, but he did get some constructive feedback from the coaching staff.

"I talked to Coach Powell, they are still trying to put some weight on me," Battle said. "He wants me to get my 40 down because right now I run a 4.6."

The St. Frances standout will have plenty of time to hone his skills at a number of camps this summer, including: Old Dominion, Arizona, Stony Brook, Youngstown State, and Marshall.

"Hopefully after the summer I will have a better idea of where things stand," Battle said. I would like to make my decision before the season, but I have to talk to my Coach and my parents."

But could an offer from Maryland change all that?

"I like Maryland a lot, so if I pick up an offer I definitely could see myself committing."

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