Battle Makes His Way

Dodge City CB Elijah Battle (6-0, 188) is a very important prospect to several schools and he's currently visiting one of the programs that has extended an offer his way....

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Elijah Ba ttle
Dodge City (Kan.)
  • CB
  • 6'0"
  • 180


He's a long, quick cornerback that has flown a bit under the radar. He has a great body type for the position at 6-foot and 180 pounds, but he plays bigger than that. He's not afraid to stick his nose in the muck to help out in run support, and he's very solid in coverage. Battle has 4.4 speed, but not elite in his hip turn, though well above average. He has strong closing speed.

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Battle currently holds offers from six schools -- Arizona, Arkansas State, Ohio, North Texas, Houston and Buffalo -- and, as of Sunday afternoon, he's on a trip to one of those programs right now.

"I'm visiting Arizona Sunday and Monday and I have another official visit and I officially visited Arkansas State last weekend," Battle told "Arkansas State has a good coaching staff and they are making changes to the facilities like with the indoor practice facility and they are adding to the stadium."

As a freshman for the Conqs last season, Battle locked down his size of the field, tying for the team-lead with eight pass breakups and leading the team with two interceptions to go along with 44 tackles.

"I'm a fast, man-to-man corner," Battle noted. "I love to play man-to-man, but I like playing zone too. I am physical and I feel like I can fit into any scheme."

While Battle sports great size and legit 4.3 speed, he knows he still needs to work on several aspects of his overall game.

"A big thing is getting in and out of my breaks better," Battle admitted. "I also want to get more flexible in my hips and improve my ball skills as well."

As a prep at Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey, Battle received plenty of recruiting attention, but he was unable to qualify, so he decided to head west to Kansas to play in the uber-talented Jayhawk conference.

"There is a lot of talent in the Jayhawk," Battle said. "I wanted to play in one of the best conferences in J.C. football."

Battle is set to finish up his academic work in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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