West Virginia Hosts Junior College Defensive Back Elijah Battle

West Virginia has made offers to several junior college defensive backs recently, and one made an official visit to the Mountaineer campus this weekend.

Dodge City C.C. (KS) cornerback Elijah Battle raved about his official visit to West Virginia this past weekend. Heading into the trip, Elijah Battle said the Mountaineers were the leader in his recruitment. Following his visit, nothing changed.

“The visit was very good,” Battle said. “I enjoyed everything about it. The fans, I loved them. It was a really good atmosphere. It was nice to see them get the win. It’s definitely a place I could see myself at moving forward.”

The Mountaineers are a prime option for the junior college defender in large part because of the defense they run. The number of defenders who see action throughout a game is intriguing to Battle and that was certainly visible this past weekend.

“It’s nice to see them play so many guys on the defensive side of the ball,” Battle explained. “It’s clear that if I come there I’ll have an opportunity to play. I still have to work hard but I’ll be given every chance. That’s all I can ask for.”

Battle (6’0, 180 lbs.) has tallied double-digits offers from schools such as Arizona, UNLV, Southern Miss and Houston, but isn’t sure of his next stop. However, he knows West Virginia will clearly be in the mix going forward.

“I would say WVU is very strong with my right now,” Battle said. “I need to take a step back and think things through. But I know I’m serious about them and they are with me.”

Battle is scheduled to graduate in December and have three years to play two at the next level.


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