Miles Battle, a four-star wide receiver out of Houston, has backed off of his commitment to Oregon after Willie Taggart’s departure to Florida State.
Taggart was officially introduced as Florida State’s head coach during a press conference today, and as expected, the Ducks are seeing some recruiting ramifications.
Battle, the No. 319 player in the class of 2018 per 247Sports, committed to Oregon back on July 29 after camping in Eugene.
This morning he announced his decision.
— M.Battle⁵𓅓 (@milesbattle2) December 6, 2017
His full note:
“First, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the ability to play football at the next level. Secondly, I would like to thank the entire Duck Nation and residents of Eugene for their unconditional love and support throughout this whole process. I would also like to thank the coaching staff for giving me the amazing opportunity to play at such a prestigious school. Last, but not least, I would like to thank my fellow commits for the great times we have had together, we will ALWAYS be brothers. But due to recent events, and now knowing where certain coaches will land; my fmily and I have decided it is best that I explore all my options because this is more than a 4 year decision. This is a lifetime decision and with that being said, I will be decommitting from the University of Oregon and opening up my recruitment. I still think highly of the Ducks however, and they will still be one of my top schools of interest. I will be taking my official visits before making my final decision… Thank you Please respect my decision..”
Interestingly, all four voters in 247’s crystal ball believe he will be heading to Ole Miss, though all of those predictions came before his commitment to Oregon. We should find out the schools that he will be visiting soon.