Name: Devon Torrence
Hometown: Canton, Ohio
High School: Canton South High School
Position: Defensive Back/Running Back
NOTES: As a junior, Torrence rushed for over 800 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding over 400 yards receiving. He also tallied 99 tackles and a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown on defense while earning All-Ohio, All-Conference, and All-County honors.
Torrence is being recruited as an athlete, and he could play several positions on the next level, including tailback, wide receiver, cornerback, or safety. Tabbed the No. 14 safety and a four-star prospect by Scout.com, he has emerged as a hot commodity.
Torrence now has offers from a wide range of schools, including N.C. State, Kentucky, Arizona State and every Big Ten school except Ohio State.
However, he may not even play college football as he is an outstanding baseball prospect who could be selected in the first round of the 2007 MLB Draft.
If drafted that high, there will be a lot of money on the table for Torrence, but he prefers football and that is why colleges continue to pursue him. Currently he favors NC State and Arizona State, but if Ohio State offers his recruitment could be over.
COACH QUOTE: "Devon is an exceptional young man. Witout a doubt he is a division one athlete. He has outstanding size, strength, speed, and work ethic. He has an outstanding personality that would make him an asset to any football program." -- Canton South Head Coach Moe Daniska
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