Battle Has WVU Atop List

Baltimore (Md.) standout Quantaye Battle had the opportunity to showcase his versatility this past weekend at West Virginia. The talented wide receiver/quarterback felt he impressed the Mountaineer coaches with his camp performance.

Quantaye Battle is simply looking to catch the attention of college coaches. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound athlete had the opportunity to play both wide receiver and quarterback this weekend at West Virginia. The feedback given from the Mountaineer coaches has been positive.

"It was kind of last minute," Battle said of the decision to play quarterback. "Our new guy doesn't know the offense too well. Coach needed someone to step up, so I did. I'm playing wide receiver or safety during the season."

"Coach (Lonnie) Galloway kept saying that I looked good," he described. "He said it's good to know I'm an athlete because they don't know what position that may want to offer me at. They said they were going to sit down and see what position they wanted me at, but said it was good I could play several positions."

While the visit to the 7-on-7 camp was not his first trip to West Virginia, Battle leaves with the same positive vibes for the Mountaineers. With every trip made the attraction for WVU grows.

"This visit this time made me more eager," Battle said. "All the coaches came out to see me and I had the opportunity to talk personally with them all. Several of the coaches attended all of our games so I felt like they were giving me positive attention. It was real nice."

Though Battle tries to maintain an open mind is his recruitment, he doesn't hide the fact West Virginia is firmly planted atop his list. With offers from Toledo and Bryant University, and increasing interest from a variety of schools, Battle is still hopeful of an offer from the Mountaineers.

"I talk with Coach McNutt from North Carolina State a lot," he said. "He wants me to come visit in July. I feel like I'm close to getting that offer and one from Marshall, as well."

"This past weekend, though, the WVU coaches said they didn't know where they were going to offer me," Battle continued. "I told them if they offered me that's when I'd end my recruitment. I don't even care what position they offer at because I'm comfortable anywhere on the field."

Battle is hoping to make a return trip to West Virginia in July.

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