HOUSTON, Texas — LSU always would have been a school for Miles Battle to consider in his recruitment. But the changes in the staff and the coinciding offensive philosophy have the 2018 Houston (Texas) Cypress Creek wide receiver paying more attention to the Tigers.
His recent spring game visit to Baton Rouge only cemented that fact.
“Even though they have who I would say is the No. 1 running back (Derrius Guice), they still were throwing the ball a lot and trying to spread the ball around,” Battle said. “That’s a big positive. Talking with coach (Matt) Canada and looking at the offense, it’s looking pretty good right now.”
The 6-foot-4, 198-pound Battle, who also has offers from Oregon, Ole Miss, Nebraska, UCLA and many more, made his second visit to LSU when he stopped in for the spring game. He stuck it out throughout the rain delay and left with a strong impression of the coaching staff above all else.
“Just the coaching staff and how much brotherhood they have and how much they love their football team is second to none,” Battle said. “I’m interested to see what the coaching staff does this coming season.”
Battle has plans to visit Auburn, Ole Miss, UCLA and Oklahoma State this summer before he narrows down his recruitment. During them, he tends to focus in on academics, something that matters greatly in his family.
“Both my parents are engineers,” Battle said. “Academics comes first but then having a good position for me in the offense.”
Battle plans to break down his recruitment to a Top 10 in the summer, before he whittles it down to a Top 5 and then makes a commitment at the beginning of his senior season.
“I still have some more visits I want to take,” Battle said. “After that I will talk to my family about the education and my position and go from there.”