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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

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)