Three-star cornerback Rashad Battle of Fairburn, Georgia, announced his commitment to Maryland football on Tuesday afternoon.
Battle, the No. 46 cornerback in the Class of 2020, visited College Park this past weekend after visiting Georgia Tech and South Carolina just a few days before. Other schools involved in this recruitment included Iowa and Louisville.
Standing at 6’2, 187 pounds, Battle provides an excellent frame at the cornerback position. His size alone will allow him to battle bigger receivers and make plays. That playmaking ability jumps off of the tape, as he has a keen ability for reading a quarterback’s eyes and then attacking the ball in the air.
Battle joins Devyn King to become the second defensive back committed in the Class of 2020. With Maryland set to graduate Tino Ellis and Marcus Lewis, cornerback is definitely a position of need for Mike Locksley and his staff to build up during this cycle.
Battle’s rating on the 247Sports Composite (0.8627) matches Ruben Hyppolite II as for the highest-rated recruit on board in the class, which now features eight members. With this commitment, Maryland’s class jumps up to 32nd in the nation, but remains seventh in the Big Ten.