Clemson picked up a verbal commitment Friday from Isaiah Battle. The 6-7, 260 pound tackle attended the Dabo Swinney football camp this week.
The Blue Ridge High standout from St. George, Virginia was recruited by coach Andre Powell. Blue Ridge High head coach Davis Smith talked about his top lineman.
“He is a huge left tackle. The difference between him and the other guys in the country is he is a pure athlete. He is still very raw. He is extemely competitive. He is willing to learn and get better. That will go a long way for him,” said coach Smith.
What type of person is Isaiah off the field?
“He is very humble. Isaiah is a big city kid. He has seen a lot growing up. He understood the opportunities provided to him at Blue Ridge and now Clemson,” replied coach Smith.
The recruiting interest was growing quickly for the top tackle.
“New Mexico was the first to offer and then East Carolina. Then others came on board including Clemson. I have taken a lot of calls the past few days. Auburn and Cincinnati were calling a lot. I wanted to see how things worked out at Clemson first,” said coach Smith.
Expect the commitment from the Virginia standout to remain firm.
“That is the type of kid that we have in our program. I know what the commitment means to Clemson and how they will adjust their recruiting based on the commitment,” said coach Smith.
Battle becomes the 14th verbal commitment for the Tigers class of 2011.