Three-star dual-threat quarterback Trent Battle has signed his National Letter of Intent and is officially a Horned Frog.
At 6’1, 195 pounds, Battle has been recorded with a 33.6 inch vertical and 4.53 40-yard dash making him athletic enough to play just about anywhere. After receiving offers from schools of the likes of Tennessee, Texas A&M, Coastal Carolina, Nebraska, and more, Battle chose TCU.
“I went to TCU in January for Junior Day,” Battle said in an interview with al.com. “I was really impressed. It’s a beautiful school and a tight-knit community. It’s got a great feel. Last week I got on the phone with the whole coaching staff. It’s so easy to talk to them. Not many people are like that. After that, I talked to my mom and dad and my high school coaches. I just knew it was time for me to commit.”
Battle’s path to becoming a quarterback isn’t exactly what you would call ordinary. The first position he played before he was even 10 was center, and was later moved to linebacker. Battle was eventually transitioned to quarterback only because his youth team’s QB got injured, and the coaches thought Battle had the brains to pick up the ever so important position.
The Daphne High School product is known for his intelligence, he maintained a 4.1 GPA throughout high school and has mentioned he plans to study business upon arriving at TCU, according to al.com.
247sports gives Battle a composite rating of 86.1 making him the 23rd ranked dual-threat QB in the country and the 31st highest rated player from the state of Alabama. This marks TCU’s first and only class of 2021 commit out of Alabama, which makes you wonder if the Frogs are going to recruit more from the highly-touted state down the road.
In his junior season, Battle completed 156 of his 202 passes for 1,868 yards and 21 touchdowns on top of 500 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 73 carries. He threw only two interceptions all year.
Here is a look into what Battle is capable of:
He is a quick decision maker, can throw an accurate deep ball, and can scramble at will — the whole package. Watching the highlight tape, it’s hard not to compare his style of play to Trevone Boykin’s, who holds numerous Horned Frog records.
Rivals.com has Battle listed on their Big 12 Spotlight: Three-stars to watch, where they mention the possibility of him moving positions upon arriving at TCU.
Due to his sheer athleticism, Battle could fit in at just about any skill position, but he’s got his mind set on playing QB. Daphne High School has an offense that runs a lot of RPOs (run-pass options) and is overall similar to TCU’s offensive scheme, so Battle should fit in right away.
“The offense for me just fits,” Battle said in an interview with 247sports. “When I went up on the visit I talked to Coach Cumbie and Coach Hill and we watched the offense and it’s kind of the exact same thing we run in high school right now. That kind of gave me another thing knowing I can jump into that system and get to learn it.”
Running a similar offensive scheme isn’t the only connection Battle has with TCU. Allen Battle, Trent’s father, was teammates with current TCU offensive analyst Kenny Hill Jr’s father on the Saint Louis Cardinals. Small world.
Welcome to the Frog fam, Trent!