Camp Trip Nets OSU Offer For Torrence

Canton South defensive back Devon Torrence was one of the many impressive athletes on display at Friday's senior advanced camp at Ohio State. Torrence, Ohio's No. 4 prospect in Ohio High, received an offer from OSU shortly after the camp ended. Click here for more.

Canton South defensive back Devon Torrence received a scholarship offer from Ohio State shortly after camp on Friday.

Torrence, the No. 4-ranked player in Ohio according to Ohio High magazine, received a text message from OSU coach Jim Tressel on the way home informing him of the offer.

Torrence talked about his experience at Ohio State's camp.

"I thought I did pretty well," said Torrence. "I worked out as a defensive back. (OSU defensive backs coach Tim) Beckman spent a lot of time with me today. When I did something wrong, he pulled me aside and told me the correct way to do it. When I did something right, he complimented me on my technique.

"I talked with Coach Tressel a lot today. He always kids me about playing pro baseball. I like him a lot and can see why the players love playing for him.

"It was good to see Coach (Jim) Bollman there today too. I talked with him and his wife about how he's feeling. He said he's doing good."

Torrence also spent some time with future Buckeye Nate Oliver, from Lakewood St. Edward. The two have formed a friendship.

"Nate Oliver told me I was what Ohio State needs in this recruiting class," said Torrence. "Nate is a good guy. He'd be a great teammate."

Torrence also talked about receiving the text message from Tressel.

"I got the message after about 45 minutes in the car on the way home," said Torrence. "I started screaming and yelling and so did my family. I've wanted an offer from Ohio State since I was a little kid. It was pretty emotional to tell you the truth."

Torrence also has offers pending from Arizona State, N.C. State, Illinois, Michigan and Penn State.

So when can we expect a decision?

"We're having a family meeting this weekend to discuss everything," said Torrence. "I know what I want to do but there are things I have to go over about playing both football and baseball. It's no secret that Ohio State is my dream school. Everything should work out pretty soon. I couldn't be happier."

Judging from the excitement in his voice, it appears that Ohio State may have found a future defensive back in Devon Torrence. We'll continue to monitor the situation at Bucknuts.

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