Height /Weight: 6-2 / 185
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Providence HS
At Delaware: Freshman who will add backup support at linebacker or defensive back position in first year with team.
High School: Played defensive back at Providence High School for head coach Randy Long...earned first team All-South Charlotte Area honors as a senior...also earned All-Southeastern Conference 4A honors and was named the league’s Defensive Back of the Year...named team’s Defensive Back of the Year...collected 67 tackles, six tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery as a senior...team was perennial state playoff contenders...National Honor Society student and a member of Future Business Leaders of America...also competed in basketball and track and field.
Personal: Derek Battle...born May 2, 1993...biology major at Delaware...son of Derek and Princess Battle....mother played college tennis at Morgan State and father played football at North Carolina A&T...has a younger sister.