Ohio State S (3) - Jordan Battle (****)

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    2019 Ohio State commit Jordan Battle is now the No. 3 overall ranked safety prospect according to the Updated 247Sports Rankings.
     
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    BATTLE BREWING

    With Meyer’s future in question, it would be understandable for the current crop of commitments to consider other options.

    Ohio State’s next two recruiting classes have stayed intact despite the uncertainty, however, with four-star cornerback pledge Jordan Battle the latest to reaffirm his commitment — though he admitted he’ll be keeping an eye on how the situation unfolds in the coming weeks.

    “I still feel strong about [my commitment],” Battle told the South Florida Sun Sentinel during the Miami Dolphins High School Football Media on Saturday. “I’m going to see how things play out right now, but right now, I’m still a future Buckeye.”

    The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Battle — who is actually listed as the 12th-best safety and No. 162 prospect overall in the Class of 2019 — committed to Ohio State in late June, less than a week after his long-anticipated official visit. His relationship with Meyer and the aforementioned Johnson played a key role in his decision to pick the Buckeyes over more than two dozen other offers.

    That said, Battle acknowledged he’ll entertain offers from other schools if Meyer is not retained, including Alabama, Florida, Miami and Oklahoma. He’s in the process of planning official visits with the Gators and Sooners this fall, as well, so — for Ohio State’s sake — it would be better if the situation is resolved in the next few weeks.
     
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    The kid was laying the wood yesterday. Gonna be good one!

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    Battle: 7-yard TD reception, 2 TFL in a 38-0 win.
     
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    Ohio State commit Jordan Battle checks out Alabama

    When football starts, so does recruiting season. And with games, recruiting visits come along with them, right?

    Right.

    For Ohio State, that means the annual tradition of trying to keep every commitment in the mix, because every year there are a few dudes pledged to the Buckeyes who decide to look at other programs. The first instance of that this season has already happened, since last weekend St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) defensive back Jordan Battle made the trip from Southern Florida to Orlando to observe the Alabama Crimson Tide and Louisville Cardinals kick off their seasons.

    No matter how committed a player is and no matter who he is committed to, when Alabama gets in the mix, things get hairy. Of course, right now there are a lot of folks who feel that any Ohio State commitment could be tenuous as players and their families get back in touch with Urban Meyer. Most of that happened on Monday of this week, but there are still questions that need answered for some. For the country’s eighth-ranked safety and his parents, that appears to be the case.

    “He apologized and said he was sorry that we had to go through the investigation,” Fred Battle, Jordan’s father, shared with Lettermen Row. “We are a little more confident now, but still some questions have to be asked. We will wait to ask in person when we visit for a game.”

    According to Battle, that visit will happen on Oct. 13 against Minnesota, so don’t expect anything to calm down in this recruitment until then at least.
     
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    It was a short evening for the STA 1's, Battle played just one quarter. He made the most of it with a 35-yard touchdown on a punt return as well as a forced fumble and a sack.
     
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    In a 52-0 win over Stranahan (Fla.), St. Thomas-Aquinas (Fla.) safety Jordan Battle made two tackles. Battle's Raiders are now 4-0 and have allowed a total of six points. Battle is one to watch moving forward, but Meyer's return should ease any concerns that have come up over the last six weeks.
     

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