Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVU RECRUITING ; Standout Juco CB Verbally Commits

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVU RECRUITING ; Standout Juco CB Verbally Commits

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West Virginia coaches got on the road early Sunday and their first stop yielded big results when Dodge City (Kansas) Community College cornerback Elijah Battle pledged to the Mountaineers. "I chose to commit [Sunday] because the head coach came to see me and the corner coach came to see me, Battle said of Dana Holgorsen and Brian Mitchell. "The coaches were happy. They said I made their day. They were just happy that I was choosing to be part of their family.

While Battle did not pledge until Sunday, he received a Crystal Ball pick back on Nov. 2. It wasn't long after that he officially visited for the game against Texas, and that's when he knew that WVU was his choice.

"When I visited, I enjoyed everything, Battle said. "I felt like that was best for me. …

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