National Signing Day may not be until Wednesday, but Ole Miss was able to secure an early commitment from 4-star WR Miles Battle. The Texas native announced his decision on his Twitter account on Monday.
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— M.Battle⁵? (@milesbattle2) February 5, 2018
Battle becomes the third wideout in the Rebels’ 2018 recruiting class alongside 4-star Elijah Moore and 3-star Demarcus Gregory. Despite the loss of Van Jefferson and Tre Nixon to transfer, wide receiver continues to be a strong suit for Ole Miss as the talent in this class will line up alongside A.J. Brown, D.K. Metcalf and other returning receivers.
Battle stands at 6’4 and has the potential to become a big-bodied receiver in Ole Miss’ offense. At 188 pounds, look for Battle to add some weight before he steps on the field when the season begins.
During his high school career, Battle racked up over 2,600 yards and 34 touchdowns on his way to becoming a highly sought-after recruit. Battle held offers from Mississippi State, Auburn, LSU, Oregon, Michigan State and several others before deciding on Ole Miss. Battle is ranked as the 56th WR in the 2018 class and the 42nd in the state of Texas.
After a rocky start to the 2018 recruiting process, Ole Miss has quickly found their footing and their class, headlined by QB Matt Coral, currently sits at 28th in the country according to 24/7 sports.
With the majority of their class signed after December’s early signing period, what will Wednesday hold for the Rebels?