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National Signing Day 2013: Batten Down the Hatches

Aaron Batten may be one of the more unheralded commits in the 2013 class, but he has a ton of potential.

Syracuse is looking to acquire every Florida tight end ever
Syracuse is looking to acquire every Florida tight end ever
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One of the more recent Syracuse commits, Aaron Batten combines a strong 6'4", 220 pound frame with near-receiver speed to make a very intriguing weapon for George McDonald's offense.

Stat Me: Aaron scored five touchdowns for Dade Christian this year on offense, and recorded over 60 tackles and 13 sacks on the defensive side.

Seein' Stars: Scout - 2*, Rivals - 3*, 247 - 2*, ESPN - NR

Who's Crying?: Bowling Green, UConn, Duke, Kent State, Kentucky, Minnesota, South Alabama, Temple, Western Michigan

Money Quote: From the DO...

The 6-foot-4 220-pound Batten told Scout he thought SU was "a better opportunity" for him. Batten is a two-star recruit ranked No. 98 in the country at tight end in the class of 2013, according to Scout.

Which SU Coach Gets a Bonus?: George McDonald. He has a lot of bonuses.

Fun Fact: Aaron fills the flat top void left by former basketball recruit Nerlens Noel. This is very important.

2011 Highlights:

Aaron Batten 2013 TE DE (via dcsbb)