Canton South junior Devon Torrence picked up more scholarship offers this week, adding to his impressive list. Head coach Moe Daniska reported that Devon received offers from West Virginia, Minnesota, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Arizona State in the past week.
Previously, Torrence was offered by Kentucky, Illinois, Boston College, Penn State, Akron and Indiana.
Perhaps the most impressive news of the week came when Michigan assistant Scott Loeffler visited Canton South on Friday and told both Torrence and Daniska that they would be offering a scholarship this week.
Daniska also reported that Torrence will be qualified academically through
the clearinghouse with his latest ACT score.
Torrence was understandably excited with the latest round of offers.
"It was really great to get those offers," said Torrence. "With Michigan coming through, that leaves Northwestern and Ohio State as the only schools in the Big Ten that haven't offered yet. Coach Daniska has been in contact with Jim Bollman at Ohio State every week regarding my grades and my ACT score.
"I'll be going to Ohio State for camp in June. They told me I only need to come in for one day. They want to see me work at cornerback to see if I'm what they're looking for."
Would Torrence be comfortable going to the west coast to continue his career?
"Oh yes, no problem," said Torrence. "I'd like to play either football or baseball professionally out west, so why not go to school there too? I'm going to visit Arizona State for sure. UCLA was in the school last week and I'd consider them also."
Torrence has said all along that Ohio State was his leader but he admitted the Michigan offer would cause him to reconsider his options.
"It's no secret that I'm a Buckeye in my heart," he said. "I really feel that Ohio kids should play for their state if given the chance. But if Ohio State does not offer me I have to seriously look at Michigan. I think they're recruiting me as an athlete. They want me to visit campus and hang out with their players and the staff.
"It's too early for me to narrow down a list and I'm still hopeful of receiving more offers. Notre Dame has been in contact a lot and I'm still hoping for that Ohio State offer. I just feel so blessed to be in this position."
Devon Torrence is also one of the top baseball players in the state. Torrence
and the Wildcats are scheduled to play Tuesday in the district baseball