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Touchdown Alabama Top 30: No. 3 DB Jordan Battle

Jordan Battle celebrates a stop against Georgia
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Alabama football kicked off fall camp Thursday, Aug. 4.

Fans of the Crimson Tide are excited for this edition of athletes taking the field, as Nick Saban and the program look to reclaim the crown of national champions. With the start of college football quickly approaching, the staff writers for Touchdown Alabama Magazine will provide in-depth previews of the top 30 players on Alabama’s roster.

We have made it to the No. 3 player in TDA’s Top 30 countdown, and it’s safety Jordan Battle.

Jordan Battle

-Classification: Senior

Position: Strong Safety

-Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

-Height: 6-1

-Weight: 206 pounds

Strengths: Starting experience, leadership, length, athleticism, secure tackler, communication, production

-Weaknesses: Can get burned by elite speed receivers, needs to better technique in coverage 

SUMMARY:

Jordan Battle could have pursued the 2022 NFL Draft, but he chose to return to Alabama for his senior year.

He came into the Crimson Tide’s 2019 signing class as a four-star safety. His production has grown each season as he enters his third year as a starting safety. The 6-foot-1, 206-pounder finished fourth on the team for total tackles (86) and had three pass breakups. Battle shared a team-high three interceptions in 2021, including two returned for touchdowns. He recorded a pick-six versus Georgia in the Southeastern Conference title game to help the Tide to a 42-21 victory at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

His decision to return gives Alabama veteran leadership in its defensive secondary. He has become a complete player and is poised to create a first-round draft status. Battle is on the leadership council and 32 career starts. He excels as a secure tackler with strong communication. During the offseason, Battle told reporters he wants to improve his discipline in pass coverage.

He tends to get burned at times by elite speed receivers, but Battle can improve that now.

He is a preseason candidate for a few honors, but he has an opportunity to have a dominant year.

Related countdown stories

No. 30, OL JC Latham

No. 29, WR Christian Leary

No. 28, OL Seth McLaughlin

No. 27, OLB Chris Braswell

-No. 26, DB Khyree Jackson

-No. 25, DL Tim Smith

-No. 24, DL Justin Eboigbe

-No. 23, DL DJ Dale

-No. 22, RB Roydell Williams

-No. 21, WR Ja’Corey Brooks

-No. 20, RB Jase McClellan

No. 19, DB Kool-Aid McKinstry

No. 18, WR Jermaine Burton

-No. 17, RB Trey Sanders

No. 16, OL Javion Cohen

No. 15, DB Eli Ricks

No. 14, DL Byron Young

No. 13, DB Malachi Moore

No. 12, OL Tyler Steen

No. 11, WR Tyler Harrell

No. 10, PK Will Reichard

No. 9, TE Cameron Latu

No. 8, DB Brian Branch

No. 7, OL Emil Ekiyor

No. 6, RB Jahmyr Gibbs

No. 5, LB Henry To’oto’o

No. 4 OLB Dallas Turner

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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