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Commit interested in surprise school

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Delvin Batiste is committed to San Diego State but there is one school in particular he hopes to hear from soon and it's definitely a surprising one.
The three-star defensive back from Upland, Calif., is originally from New Orleans so he hopes Tulane gets involved in his recruitment.
If Tulane does reach out, Batiste said there would be serious interest in flipping his commitment.
"Tulane is a big one even though it's far," Batiste said. "My mom went there, we were born there so it's home.
"I haven't heard from them at all. I would love to. I was supposed to be back at home because at the beginning of my freshman year my mom said we were moving back but then we saw an opportunity here and stuck with it. I love it out there. We go every summer."
Arizona State and Washington continue to show interest in Batiste, who usually plays cornerback but has been moved to outside linebacker at Upland this season.
The Sun Devils had two assistant coaches at the Upland-Rancho Cucamonga game this past weekend so Batiste hopes he continues to prove he can play in the Pac-12.
"Arizona State told me before the game that they have more interest in me and they have to see some more film but I don't know how that's going to go since I've been moved to outside linebacker," Batiste said. "We'll see.
"There are about four or five schools right now that might make me change my mind."
Rated as the No. 96 prospect in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, Batiste committed to San Diego State in early August. If Tulane offered he would seriously consider switching his pledge. A few Pac-12 teams also pique his interest.
"I want to hear from Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and Tulane of course," Batiste said.
"I am a corner playing outside linebacker here so we'll see. SDSU is not a bad fit for me. They showed me love when no one else did."
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