Batiste Up To Five Offers, Looking For More

Jordan Batiste is wrapping up spring football practices with his Lutcher team, and is picking up new interest by the day.

The spring has been a tough time for Jordan Batiste to get out and visit schools, but the 5-9, 170-pound corner did get out to three schools. Batiste holds offers from Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Memphis, North Texas and Tulane. Despite a busy spring, he did make it out to a few of those schools.

"I went to Tulsa, Mississippi State and Tulane," Batiste said. "Mississippi State and Tulane was more of a personal visit. Tulsa, we really just watched practice. There wasn't too much hands-on."

Pittsburgh is another school Batiste hears from, and one he hopes to get an offer from soon. This past week, Pitt was at his spring practice. He expects the Panthers to come back again this week as well.

"Pittsburgh, I hear from mostly everybody that's been close, and that I'll be getting an offer," Batiste said. "I know (receivers) coach (Mike) Norvell came by my school last week, and he's coming back this week. Last week, the offensive coordinator (Calvin Magee) came with him. This week will be the defensive coordinator (Keith Patterson)."

Batiste said he would consider taking a visit to Pittsburgh if the Panthers come through with an offer. In his limited contact with the coaching staff, it's interesting to hear what a recruit like Batiste can pick up on about the Panthers in the early goings in learning about the school.

"I definitely would (visit) if they offer me," Batiste said. "I would take an official there. I know a little about their football program. I know they won nine (national) championships and their uniforms are cool."

Batiste has one more practice before his team is through with their set of spring practices. As for early summer plans, he is looking to get to prospect camps at LSU and Mississippi State.

As a junior, Batiste finished with 84 tackles on defense, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a blocked field goal and two defensive touchdowns. He also earned first-team all-state honors.

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