Name: AJ Battiste
Height and Weight: 6’0”, 160
School: Wiregrass Ranch
Three words that describe your play on the field: aggressive, quick, and sharp.
Best game of career: It was my first high school football game, I caught 2 passes, scored my first touchdown, had one of the hardest hits of the season, and I ended up seeing my dad that I hadn’t seen in a while.
Coaches that have influenced you: my first coach Trevion Williams, he gave me an opportunity to play when most people didn’t see my potential. Another coach would be Chuck Gonzalez, he brought the defensive animal out of me to the point where I was ranked #100 on RNR sports media’s top 100 list.
Pre game ritual: I pray for forgiveness from all of my sins, protection of all the players on the field, and for the win. I walk around the field to clear my head and listen to R&B music.
Biggest rival game: My Pop Warner game against the Fishhawk Wolfpack game they had been talking trash about us all year and they disrespected us at the start of the game and we made sure to shut them up with a 27-7 victory.
Favorite NFL team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite NFL player: Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson
What’s in your playlist: Toosi, Tory Lanez, Ella Mai, Youngboy Never Broke Again, SZA, Jhene Aiko, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice Wrld, Jackboy, and Polo G