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4-Star DB Jordan Battle Flips From Ohio State To Alabama

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide in an SEC vs. Big Ten football showdown.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: (L-R) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Alabama topped Ohio State in a recruiting battle this morning. Literally.

The Crimson Tide were able to flip Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas four-star defensive back Jordan Battle from Ohio State, ending a competition for the blue-chip prospect that went right down to the wire.

Battle committed to Ohio State in June but continued to entertain other programs in the months following. He officially visited Oklahoma and Alabama this fall.

This morning, he signed with the Tide.

Battle's signing should help mitigate the loss of five-star safety Daxton Hill, who flipped from Alabama back to Michigan this morning. Hill had originally flipped from the Wolverines to the Crimson Tide earlier this month.

Battle is the No. 6 safety and No. 77 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

The early National Signing Day keeps rolling along, and there will be plenty more news throughout the day as more players announce commitments.

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