Jordan Battles transfers from Brandeis to Judson
Jordan Battles, one of the area’s top quarterbacks, has transferred to Judson from Brandeis, his father confirmed Sunday.
Shaun Battles, Jordan’s father, said his son transferred in late February, about two weeks before campuses closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Jordan will be a senior next season.
Battles helped lead Brandeis to the Class 6A state quarterfinals the last two seasons. He was named the District 28-6A MVP last season after passing for 1,309 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushing for 1,821 yards and 26 scores.
Battles was the Express-News Newcomer of the Year in 2018 when he passed for 1,837 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 1,637 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Shaun said he works two jobs and moved closer to one of them where he works overnight — at Amazon — close to Converse. Shaun said it takes him 10 minutes to get 36棋牌 now as opposed to 45 before they moved.
Judson coach Rodney Williams said he has sent Brandeis coach David Branscom a previous athletic participation form that UIL requires for all transfers, but he has not received it back. The form to determine whether a student has transferred for athletic purposes, a UIL violation.
“If it works out, it will be special,” Williams said. “There’s so much uncertainty right now. This is the last thing on people’s minds.”
Williams said he spoke with Branscom when he learned of the transfer, and he did not anticipate any problems.
“They did everything they were supposed to do,” Williams said of the Battles family. “I don’t question anything.”
Branscom could not be reached for comment Sunday.