The state of Ohio made a huge commitment on Friday afternoon when the Buckeyes regained a four-star defense Jordan Battle from Fort Lauderdale (FLA) St. Thomas of Aquinas
The Buckeyes hosted Battle and His family last week for an official visit, and this trip to Columbus to see the campus and meet the coaching staff sealed the deal for Urban Meyer and the Horse Chestnuts
After Battle and his family paid an official visit to Miami Two weeks ago, it was thought that the Canes could have closed the gap to the Buckeyes, but the four-star legend has let this term rest on Friday.
"Today is my mother's birthday, so it's a great day to announce I'm committed to Ohio State," Battle said. "Ohio State was the right school for me because it has a great program, and academically they have a big business school that appeals to me."
"My visit last weekend was amazing and it showed me that Ohio State is where I have to be," he added. "I was able to spend time with (Defensive Back Coach) Taver Johnson and (Headcoach) Urban Meyer and we had some great conversations."
"Coach Johnson is a cool guy and we met with him and his family last weekend," he continued. "He told me I was there top guy on the defensive back board, and I believe in him. He said that they start me as a cornerback, and that's fine with me."
Returning to After his official visit to Ohio, Battle was able to speak with former Buckeye and NFL star Ryan Shazier . This conversation also helped Battle to convince Battle that Ohio State was the best school for him, especially the way they put their defenses in the NFL.
"Ryan was great and I could say he's a very classy guy," Battle admitted. "He told me it will be very hard for me when I'm there for the first time, but once you're fully committed to the program, everything will be fine for me."
"I thought it was really nice that he spoke to me. I do everything the coaches demand of me, that there is a big chance I'll make it to the NFL," he said. "It's my ultimate goal to make it into the NFL, and Ohio State has shown me what they've done with their defensive lately."
"They showed me films about the boys who were recruited as younger players, how they went through the process and got better every year," he said.
The state of Ohio has always been one of the best teams in the country since the arrival of Urban Meyer and the Buckeye head coach also made a positive impression on Battle and his family. "Coach Meyer is a guy I like a lot and reminds me of my head coach Roger Harriot," he explained. "He's very straightforward, and he's just about telling the truth."
"I can say that coach Meyer loves the Ohio state program and he will not go anywhere else for a long time," Battle said.
Ohio State has definitely committed to defensive backs in this class with only three-star Bryson Shaw so Battle's versatility will be able to play either safety or cornerback him at the top of the board The Defensive
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