Several Ole Miss commitments are still alive in the playoffs looking to add a state title ring…
Ole Miss Commit Keeping Options Open
"I'm still committed to Ole Miss, but I'm open to hearing from other schools," said Jordan Batiste. "I'm trying to graduate in December so I can participate in spring practice. A lot of schools have requested film from my coaches. I'd like to get an offer from Arizona State, TCU and Texas. "I was planning on taking my official visit to Ole Miss this weekend for the LSU game, but I decided save it for when they hire their new coach. That's a major factor for me; I want to see if I like their new coach." Ole Miss could solidify their commitment from Batiste by offering his teammate, three-star RB Daniel Taylor. "It really would (make a difference)," said Batiste. "Ole Miss still might offer Daniel, and he still has interest in them." This week, Lutcher -- 10-1 and seeded No. 3 in Class 4A -- travels to north Lake Charles for a date with No. 19 Washington-Marion (8-3). Lutcher hasn't lost since week one vs. 5A Dutchtown. "It should be a really intense, physical game," said Batiste of this week's playoff game. "Dutchtown was a learning experience for us and we've been pissed off ever since. "Daniel has carried the offense on his back. He's the best running back in the state this year, in my opinion." Batiste has racked up 90 tackles and three interceptions to go along with five pass break-ups, two sacks, and a fumble recovery. An effort on special teams, however, stands out as perhaps his most memorable play. "Hahnville is a big rivalry game for us and I returned a kickoff 77 yards to their 20," said Batiste. Lutcher defeated Hahnville, 34-21.
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