Found February 18, 2013 on NFL Draft Zone:
Draft Zone Spotlight: Dominique Battle, DB/SS, University of Cincinnati Dominique Battle is probably one of the most underrated players on the Bearcats defense.  He always shows up and gives his all during the game.  He is a five year player at Cincy and finished his career with 108 career tackles, 11 pass break ups and 5 interceptions.  Keep your eyes open come April for this underrated defensive back that can play all positions in the backfield. Q:How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision? A: I had about 10 to 15 offers coming out of high school.  I chose Cincinnati because I wanted to play right away and wanted to win championships. Q:Has it always been your dream to be an NFL football player? A: Growing up, I always wanted to play basketball but once I got to high school my dream was to play in the NFL. Q: Who was your favorite NFL team growing up, and did you have a player you rooted for? A: I never really had a favorite team growing up.  Being raised in South Florida, I always watched the Miami Dolphins play.  Champ Bailey has always been one of my favorite players. Q: At your position, how do you break down film, please inform our readers what you look for when breaking down film? A: When breaking down film, the first thing I like to look at is every third down play the opponent has.  I look at the QB’s progression throughout the play if I am playing safety.  If I’m at corner then I look at every WR’s routes and try to find a tick of what they may run.  The last thing I look at are full games, looking at down and distance, personnel grouping and the play that the team runs to find any tendencies. Q: What is the best accolade/award you have ever received from playing football? A: In high school I made First Team All-State as a CB.  In college I won our team’s freshman of the Year Award and Sr. year the “Jim Kelly Hold The Rope Award.” Q: Now that your college football eligibility is up what’s your next move? A: Right now I am training hard for pro day March 13, working for a chance to get drafted or picked up by a team. Q: When did you really feel you had a good chance of making your dream come true? A: Signing the letter of intent to go to Cincinnati, I realized my dream could come true. Q: What is your favorite food? A: Tacos Q: Do you have any pre game rituals? A: Nothing major but, I like to put my shoulder pads on 1 minute before we go out for pre game warm up. Q: What would you tell NFL teams that are weary of taking a late round flyer on you? A: I’m versatile; I can play corner, safety, nickel and special teams.  I cover like a corner and hit like a safety.  I have high football intelligence. Q: Have you been invited to any all star games? A: I was invited to and played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Q: If you could compare your play to someone in the NFL, who would it be? A: I would have to say Charles Woodson.  He can play any position in the back end and has knowledge for the game. Q: What is the most tragic event in your life that has happened and how did you bounce back? A: The most tragic event that has happened to me is getting injured and having to sit on the sideline while my team went 4-8 my junior year.  I bounced back by getting healthy and getting my starting spot back to help my team win 4 championships in 5 years. Q: Who has had your back through the good and the bad as you’ve moved on balancing life as a student athlete? A:  My girlfriend and family has always supported me throughout my collegiate career. Q: What’s your plan if you go undrafted? A: If I go undrafted my plan is to continue to train and work hard to make a team as an undrafted free agent. Q: Everyone asks this question but I’m curious to know what will you buy first with your first NFL pay check? A: My first paycheck is going right to the bank. Maybe I’ll treat myself when I get a second check. Q: Finish this sentence for me, Come July 2013 I will be_________________? A: Working hard, preparing for my rookie season.
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