A toast to Jordan Battle

Submitted by Laser Wolf on December 19th, 2018 at 8:44 AM

FL 4-star safety Jordan Battle flipped from Ohio State to Bama which had the dual effect of:

  • removing the #2 rated player in Ohio State’s class, and more importantly...
  • possibly pushing Dax Hill back to the good guys. There’s been lots of talk that Dax didn’t want to be part of a three-man safety class. Might not be that cut and dry but it certainly didn’t hurt. 

Three cheers for Jordan Battle!



December 19th, 2018 at 8:46 AM ^

According to reports, Hill was already coming back either way. Still, any time a big time recruit  leaves OSU, it’s a good thing. So cheers to Mr Battle.


December 19th, 2018 at 8:48 AM ^

I think this is a very bad take. Otherwise, what a way to begin the day!!!!!!!!!!!! Dax was the biggest missing piece from this class. I remain shocked that this flip back actually happened. My day is made!!!


December 19th, 2018 at 9:53 AM ^

It's a nice thought!  But Devin has earned his shot, with aplomb.  He'll be a fun, game changing LB in the NFL, and whoever is smart enough to draft him will be getting an All-Pro player.  The only question is whether the DC will be innovative enough to use his strengths, or if he'll employ his new toy like Cleveland did with a rookie Peppers - foolishly?


December 19th, 2018 at 9:41 AM ^

I get the sense that the cause and effect was the other way:  Alabama got Battle because Hill was going back to Michigan after Saban got caught in his Harbaugh-to-the-NFL lie . . . not that Michigan got Hill back because Battle went to Alabama.


December 19th, 2018 at 8:42 PM ^

If he gets immediate eligibility for getting called names, no matter how revolting they may be, then every kid that wants to follow suit down the road need only have a buddy call him a goat fucker or some shit. I doubt very much he gets his wish. 

That being said, wasn’t there talk of getting rid of that rule anyway? It’s a dumbass rule to begin with. Coaches and administrators are free to move around as they see fit. 


December 19th, 2018 at 9:45 AM ^

There’s been lots of talk that Dax didn’t want to be part of a three-man safety class.

Dax ain't afraid of no three-man safety class.  He's his own three-man safety class.