Battle No Longer Committed

Verbal commitment Tajze Battle is no longer headed to UNC.

"He did have an offer [and] he was committed, but his offer was based on him being an early enrollee in January," Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar assistant coach Sam Brown said. "He did graduate [from Dunbar in December], but he didn't get his test score until [Wednesday]. School started a week ago [at UNC] so that ruled it out. So he's opened up [his recruitment] now."

Battle, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback, camped at UNC during the summer of 2012 where he earned a scholarship offer. Shortly thereafter, he committed to the Tar Heels. However, he never made a return visit to Chapel Hill.

Brown says that he and Battle have been in contact with Akron, Indiana, Louisville, and South Florida.

"We have a couple things in the pot, but everything is just so fresh right now," Brown said. "So we don't know where he's going to be."

Battle's primary UNC recruiter, assistant coach Dan Disch, has made efforts to help Battle find a new college landing spot.

"It's a bad situation for the kid and it's a learning situation because they didn't take the kid," Brown said. "But at the same time, Disch has been helpful. He has called around making sure the kid would get somewhere. I'll give him credit for that – he's been on the phone making sure the kid had somewhere to continue his education."

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