Florida Receiver Narrows Interest to Three

Southern Miss is the only offer on the table so far, as he waits to hear from Maryland and Rutgers.

Coral Gables High School senior Robert Torrence fought off some injuries early in the season but says he is back at 100 percent as his school heads for the home stretch.

Coming into the season, Torrence said he focused on improving his strength and speed.

“I've been trying to get faster before I get to the next level,” he said.

Despite playing only three games so far this season for Coral Gables (2-5), Torrence remains confident in his abilities, pointing out some of his biggest strengths.

“Slot running is my biggest strength, and physicality when I'm running my routes,” Torrence said. “ I'm bigger than most receivers, so that actually helps me out,” added the 6-foot, 185-pound senior.

The wide receiver has not made any official visits, but says he has set up a visit to Southern Mississippi next month after the season. Southern Miss provided Torrence with his first and only offer to date, which has certainly sparked his attention.

In terms of visiting Maryland, he seems a little less certain about the long trip up north.

“I'm planning to. I don't know when, but hopefully I'll be taking a visit there,” the wide receiver said.

Torrence says his top three schools are Southern Miss, Rutgers, and Maryland respectively.

Although interested in Maryland, he puts the Terps at number three on his list because of the lack of contact he has had with the coaching staff. After the wide receiving coach at Maryland contacted Torrence's coach about his highlight tapes, the Coral Gables senior has yet to hear anything further from the Terps.

The Florida native has made clear that he doesn't want to play too far away from home, but at the same time says he wants to get out of Florida. He also values depth chart, and playing for a winning program at a school with good academics.

With his only offer coming from Southern Miss, and his other two choices far away from home, it wouldn't be surprising to see Torrence playing for the Golden Eagles when the 2013 season rolls around.

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