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Why be excited: Battle is an intense player with a ready-made frame for left tackle -- 6-foot-7, 260 pounds -- and has some good speed for a lineman, running the 40-yard dash at 4.89 seconds, impressive for a man of his size.
You may not know: He is from New York City and attended St. George Blue Ridge on a boarding-school basis. He didn't qualify academically, and spent a semester at Fork Union before enrolling at Clemson in January.
How he fits into the depth chart: With Clemson's thin offensive line depth chart plus the extra semester of seasoning, Battle could play his way into an immediate role, depending on how quickly he picks up the system this spring.
High School: Blue Ridge (Virginia)
Weight: 260 lbs.
Coach: Micky Sullivan
67 tackles, 8 sacks in senior season at Blue Ridge (Va.) High School