TE Aaron Batten flips commitment

Syracuse has lured senior tight end Aaron Batten (Miami/Dade Christian) away from his Kent State verbal, multiple sources report. The changed of heart comes on the heels of an official visit with the Orange.

Batten took additional official trips to Minnesota (Oct. 26th) and Duke (Jan. 18th). Bowling Green, UConn, Kentucky, Temple and Western Michigan also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-4, 215-pound prospect.

Syracuse now has 19 players on board for 2013.