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LSU redshirt junior safety John Battle will return to the Tigers in 2018, using his fifth and final year of eligibility.

Battle was given the extra year by the NCAA back in July to make up for his freshman season in 2014 which was cut short due to an injury.

He started 12 games in 2017 for the Tigers, finishing with 61 tackles, one interception, four pass deflections, and half a sack.

Battle announced his decision to return next season with this video on Twitter:


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17 Comments
Will be a beast leader
Reply39 months
Glad to see Aranda encouraging and keeping defense together.
Reply39 months
Sounds good to me. Solid player! You can’t have enough depth. Aranda will maximize his potential!
Reply39 months
Was really happy when he committed. They grow up so fast
Reply39 months
Can we score will be the real question next yr
Reply39 months
Glad to have depth and experience back. Glad he is coming back.
Reply39 months
Battle is a great leader. He is one of the ones that held the team together after the Troy debacle. Great to have him back!
Reply39 months
i mean where was he going? he wasnt getting on an nfl roster
Reply39 months
I am sure he has a better chance of making an NFL roster than you.
39 months
no fricking shite.
39 months
dude gets grilled for telling the truth. HE was coming back because he wants the chance to show his skills so that the NFL will take notice.
39 months
Glad you're coming back! Let's battle!!!
Reply39 months
Guess he wanted to get that graphic design course before he left....
Reply39 months
Sad!
Reply39 months
Excellent...very glad to have that experience coming back!
Reply39 months
Big time depth now, and good luck/decision!
Reply39 months
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