Jordan Battle is one of the Sunshine State’s premier defensive back prospects in the class of 2019. The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas safety has offers from Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia Tech among others to show for it.
Battle (pictured left) has been thinking a lot about Clemson and hopes to see it join his list with an offer in the future. He is high on the Tigers, and so is his father.
“It would be a great honor to receive an offer from a powerhouse team like Clemson,” Battle told The Clemson Insider. “South Carolina is where my dad is from, so you know he likes Clemson.”
Clemson’s pregame tradition and history of producing NFL players at his position are a couple of reasons for Battle’s interest in the program.
“I like the way they enter the game before kickoff and run down the hill to the sideline,” he said, “and they have been sending DBs to the league these past couple of years.”
Battle (6-2, 185) hasn’t been able to experience Clemson before, so he’s looking to check the school out and learn more about the program.
“I want to see what the academic program is like and the history behind it and what made Clemson what it is today, which is a good thing,” he said.
Battle’s lone visit so far this season occurred to Florida, the school he feels is recruiting him the hardest right now.
Battle is ranked by 247Sports as a top-20 safety in the 2019 class.