July 31, 2006

Battles set to decide

Newport News, Va., Heritage outside linebacker Chad Battles (6-foot-2, 215 pounds, 4.6 seconds) is player whose stock is on the rise. Battles, who currently has offers from Marshall, Syracuse, and Maryland, is an athletic 'backer who can get to the quarterback in a hurry. The Heritage standout will end his recruitment today. Is Marshall in the mix to land the talented linebacker from a talent-rich part of Virginia?

"I will make my decision today. I haven't completely made my mind up yet, but I think I know who it is going to be," said Battles.

Who are the finalists?

"It is between the three schools that have offered. Marshall, Syracuse, and Maryland are all right there. Each offers so much and it is tough to choose."

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