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Today, we discuss one of LSU’s newest out-of-state wide receiver targets.
DALLAS — LSU has been recruiting Miles Battle for some time now.
That finally culminated in an offer extended to the Houston wide receiver on March 2, which came as a minor surprise to the talented wide receiver, but more so as a sigh of relief.
Battle, a 3-star recruit (per 247Sports’ composite rankings) from Cy Creek (Texas) High School, has an offer sheet 25 schools long. While the offer is still seeping in, he already views the Tigers as one of the favorites early on in his recruitment.
“LSU — I think very highly of them, and they’re going to be in my top whatever whenever I make a decision,” Battle told SEC Country at Nike’s “The Opening” regional in Dallas last weekend.
“When I got the offer, my parents and I were really excited about it. When me and Coach (Mickey) Joseph spoke on the phone, he was really excited about me coming to visit, too.”
Joseph has dished out several offers since being tabbed as the Tigers’ new wide receivers coach. He addressed in-state recruits first before extending out his reach to Texas, Alabama and Mississippi.
The 6-foot-4, 188-pound Battle was among the first out-of-state receivers to procure an offer. A visit looms large for him and his family as he plans to take a closer look into LSU’s new offense and the new members of the coaching staff.
“I want to see how they set up the offense and what they plan on doing to change the culture there, and what their plan is for the upcoming season,” Battle detailed. “They said they’re going to be throwing the ball. That’s not what the SEC is known for, so I’m just ready to go down there and see what’s going on.”
Battle had an inkling that an offer from the Tigers was coming. He and Joseph had been in regular communication early on in the spring, and that was taken to a new level the week leading up to his offer.
The coach and recruit remain in touch leading into this weekend’s visit, when the two will finally meet in person for the first time.
“We keep communicating and it’s all good,” Battle said. “He’s getting to know me and I’m getting to know him, what his background is and what my background is and more about my family. He’s a good guy and I’m looking forward to seeing what he does with the wide receivers there and how I could progress there with him. … He really thinks I can play in the SEC and at LSU, and that I’m a great fit there. I’m excited to finally meet him in person.”
Battle camped at LSU last summer and attended the program’s satellite camps in the Houston area. There, he drew the attention of former coach Les Miles and former wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig.
The Tigers’ staff took notice of Battle, bringing him on campus for a game this past season, but no offer was allotted until this spring. Now that Ed Orgeron is the face of the program, the stud Lone Star State receiver likes the direction of the program and believes it’s in a better position than this time a year ago.
“I’ve always thought highly of them,” he said of LSU. “Coach Orgeron is an enthusiastic guy. He really cares about LSU, so it’s not a problem there.”
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