Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Miami receiver commits to UConn

It's been relatively quiet on the recruiting front in recent days and weeks but UConn picked up a commitment from Belen Jesuit receiver Frank Battle, who is rated as the No. 38 player in the Class of 2015 in the talent-rich Miami-Dade area according to a Miami Herald blog.

Battle is a 6-foot-6 receiver who looked to be headed to Syracuse as recently as June before his scholarship slot reportedly became unavailable.

Belen Jesuit coach Richard Stuart confirmed the commitment on Tuesday night.

"UConn's a great spot for him," Stuart said. "He's an outstanding student and UConn is a great academic school.

"He has great hands, he plays basketball here as well and he has a lot of upside."

Stuart also said that Battle is a first-class kid away from the playing field "a yes sir, no sir type of young man."

Stuart admitted that Belen Jesuit plays a Wing-T offense where passing tend not to be something the team does on a regular basis but "we are definitely going to try to get him the ball more this year." He joked that pretty much every catch he had during his junior season was on this www.hudl.com highlight video.

Stuart said the process of recruiting Battle began when the Huskies got involved recruiting Belen Jesuit offensive lineman Jack Flood who ended up committing to Coastal Carolina.

Stuart termed his dealings with UConn coach Bob Diaco and the new staff at UConn as "excellent" and said "they are definitely going to turn things around there."

Belen Jesuit opens the 2014 season on Friday against Columbus High School.


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