Jamarienta Battley is a Class of 2024 Wide Receiver/ Cornerback for Collegiate High School in Baton Rouge, LA. Standing at 6 ‘1 and 150 lbs, the BR native possesses a unique, versatile playing style where he is able to fully excel on both sides of the ball. One thing that stands out about Jamarienta Battley’s game is his “work hard, play hard” game mentality. Nothing is given to you; you must work hard every day to turn dreams to reality. As an uplifting spirit on and off the field, Battley could be portrayed as a leader that any program would want in an athlete at the next level. Finishing off his last season of high school, Battley’s 3.2 GPA demonstrates his knowledge in the classroom that is also translated onto the field. This is a true Diamond in the Rough that recruits must keep their eyes on.
Q&A with Battley:
How old were you when you first started playing the game and why did football interest you the most?
When I first started playing football, I was like 6 years old. I was always interested in running around and being physical with people, so that’s why I fell in love with football.
What current or past player do you think your playing style mirrors the most?
At cornerback, I feel like I mirror a Darius Slay on the Philadelphia Eagles.
What’s one of the biggest challenges you’ve had to face along your football career and how did you overcome it?
When I first started paying at the school I go to, I had to overcome accepting losing sometimes as a team. I learned that you can’t win it all.
So what do you feel you and your team can improve on the most?
As a team, we can improve on having that bond when it’s time to go and lock in. It’s about building that team chemistry on and off the field.
What do you think your dream college would get out of you as a player?
My dream school is the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As a player on the team, they would get the best out of me.
What makes you stand out among other athletes?
It doesn’t matter what the situation is, I like to uplift my teammates and motivate them to keep going on to the next play.
What is something you look for as soon as the ball is snapped at CB?
First, I’m focusing on the man in front of me, so he doesn’t outrun or get behind me, then I look at the QB and track the ball to get a pick.
What motivates you to get up every day and train to get stronger?
My coaches and my brothers. We all been working hard to get what we want.
What are some life skills that football has taught you since a young age?
Football has taught me to take on responsibilities, on and off the field.
What are some of the main things you consider when looking to commit to a school?
I am looking for how it’s like out there in the area, how the coaching staff is, and how I would fit in with the environment.
Who serves as a role model/ inspiration to you?
Darius Slay on the Eagles is my idol because he is always upholding his teammates, always stays calm, and is a dog on the field.
What are some personal goals you have set for yourself as of right now?
Finishing off my last season in my high school career and go on to play ball in college.
What was it like catching your first touchdown pass ever? Do you remember the exact feeling?
It feels good at first because it is everything you work hard towards, so being in that endzone is real exciting.