On Dec. 6, four-star 2018 wide receiver Miles Battle elected to decommit from the Oregon Ducks and, since that point, his recruiting process has been up in the air. While the Ducks were still involved in the aftermath of his choice, Battle waited until Feb. 5 to announce his new choice and, on cue, the senior from Houston chose to spend his college career as a member of the Ole Miss football program.
While Ole Miss certainly appeared to be in the mix, Battle’s pledge came as a mild surprise, as Oregon was still considered (at least by many) to be the favorite. Battle currently ranks as a four-star prospect by the 247Sports composite and he is a top-50 player from the talent-rich state of Texas.
For Matt Luke and the Rebels, any kind of four-star commitment is quite significant, as the rebuild is definitely in progress in Oxford. It will be very interesting to see what the 6’4, 188-pound pass catcher can do at the next level but his talent and ability are readily apparent when watching Battle and Ole Miss is picking up a big-time commitment here.
Between now and National Signing Day, a lot can change but this commitment seems pretty firm.