Fort Myers (Fla.) athlete Dalvin Battle recently picked up his first offer from South Alabama.
"The (South Alabama) coach left his number to my head coach during the beginning of the month for me to contact him," Battle said. "It was then when he told me that they had offered."
Since that time, the Sunshine State prospect has had the opportunity to speak further with the staff at South Alabama.
"I talked with Coach (Brian) Turner at South Alabama," Battle said. "He knows my primary position is in the (offensive) backfield, but he also came to a spring practice and watched me on the defensive side. He told me he wanted me as a defensive back. We talked about South Alabama's past few seasons, which had been good. Also, about how they are becoming a Division I school this year. Then he went on about the offer, and him sending me paper work for an official visit around December."
That upcoming visit to Mobile to check out South Alabama will mark Battle's first time on campus.
"I haven't been there yet," Battle said. "I want to take as many visits as I can, and since South Alabama is the only school to offer me, I plan on taking a visit. Besides it's not that far from my home state."
The Jaguars are not the only team in the picture with Battle.
"Georgia, USF, Maryland, who is also considering to offer soon, Indiana State, West Virginia and Marshall," Battle said. "These schools are waiting to watch me play in action before throwing out an offer."
As a junior, Battle rushed for 1,015 yards and 11 touchdowns, while averaging 5.2 yards per carry.