Commentary

Battle flashes brilliance

Class of 2013 RB/returner confident in running, catching and more

Updated: February 14, 2012, 12:39 PM ET
By Radi Nabulsi | DawgNation
THOMSON, Ga. -- While a number of coaches came through here last year to see big John Atkins throw players around on the defensive line at Thomson High, they might have missed out on seeing the Bulldogs' speedy running back Torrie Battle. If the scouts missed him, they were not alone -- seems no one could catch him.

"I had 12 kicks for touchdowns last year, four on kickoff returns and eight more on punt returns," Battle told DawgNation. "It took them until the region championship before they stopped kicking to me."

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