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Ole Miss commit visits Oxford

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OXFORD, Miss., -- Three-star cornerback Jordan Batiste of Lutcher (La.), who committed to Ole Miss in June, was on campus Saturday but not to compete in the program's camp for high school players.
"I just came to interact with my future teammates and just get myself used to the campus lifestyle," Batiste said. "The more I come, the more comfortable I get."
When talking about his situation with the Rebels, Batiste, who was joined by his family on the trip, described himself as being 100 percent firm with his commitment. However, like many players have done, he left the door slightly cracked for other programs.
"I'm still open to recruitment," Batiste said. "I still talk to other schools, but I should be a Rebel. I talk to Vanderbilt a lot, Pittsburgh a lot and Mississippi State."
According to Batiste, he plans to take officials to three schools.
"I don't have the dates set, but I'll be at Vanderbilt and Pittsburgh," he said. I'll probably official [to Ole Miss] the LSU game."
Pittsburgh, it should be noted, was his No. 2 behind the Rebels.
For what it's worth, Batiste, the 27th-rated prospect in Louisiana, was sporting both an Ole Miss cap and t-shirt Saturday. He also spoke about how he was trying to recruit other players for the Rebels, including one in particular - recent Tennessee linebacker commit Otha Peters. Peters also is from Louisiana.
"Me and him became pretty cool in the last couple of months," Batiste said. "We just talk. I don't try to change his mind."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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