Battle Says U-M to Stay ‘High' on His List

Michigan extended a scholarship offer to 2016 Gill (N.J.) St. Bernards five-star shooting guard Tyus Battle Sunday. Battle discusses the offer, what stands out about Michigan and more.

Just over a week ago Michigan played host to 2016 Gill (N.J.) St. Bernards five-star shooting guard Tyus Battle and his father.

Sunday, the Wolverines let the Battles know what their intentions are in his recruitment as John Beilein called to officially offer a scholarship to Michigan.

“He just asked me how I liked the school on the visit, if I felt comfortable with it,” Battle said. “And that’s when they said they offered me so I was really happy about that.”

Battle adding, “I just talked to him personally but I was really happy about it. It’s a great program. Coach Beilein is a great coach and they have a great staff and it’s a really great school athletically and academically.”

Asked if Michigan is now fully entrenched as a viable option for his future following the offer, Battle left little doubt.

“Yeah definitely,” Battle said. “I really like the school a lot and I think they’re going to stay pretty high on my list.”

Reflecting back on his visit to Ann Arbor Battle walked away extremely impressed with the amenities and resources allotted student-athletes at Michigan.

“I just think the facilities, like they have really amazing facilities there,” Battle said. “Especially their business buildings, they were amazing. The way the offense is run, it’s a very good offense and I think it fits my style of play.”

Also receiving a Michigan offer Sunday afternoon is Battles good friend and 2016 Findlay (Nev.) Prep five-star point guard Derryck Thornton Jr.

Though decisions aren’t imminent for either, discussion of playing together and possibly doing so in Ann Arbor continues.

“Oh yeah definitely,” Battle said. “I talked to Derryck a couple of times, actually talked to him yesterday and we’re definitely going to talk about it.”

Battle also received an offer from Florida Sunday and he and his father will visit Louisville and Kentucky over the next two days.

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