DeVoe Torrence Reflects On OSU-BG Game

Canton South junior DeVoe Torrence joined his older brother and Ohio State verbal commitment Devon Torrence for Saturday's game between OSU and Bowling Green at Ohio Stadium.

Canton South junior DeVoe Torrence was in attendance Saturday to watch Ohio State battle Bowling Green. Torrence, one of the top juniors in the state, was quite impressed with the Buckeyes.

"This was my second game this year," said Torrence. "I was also at the Northern Illinois game. I really enjoyed it. This is where I want to go to college. I was here last year for the Texas game and it's exciting being here."

DeVoe is the younger brother of Devon Torrence, who has already verbally committed to play football at Ohio State. DeVoe talked about his relationship with his brother.

"Devon is someone I look up to so much," said Torrence. "He helps me out so much on the field because he's so smart. He teaches me a lot about playing linebacker. I look up to him off the field because he always does things the right way."

DeVoe talked about how he's handling all the attention now coming his way.

"I'm trying to stay focused on what I need to do," said Torrence. "I can't let it get to me. I need to do my job on the field and just keep playing the game the way it should be played. I'm just concentrating on getting to the playoffs in football. I'm working hard to keep my grades up where they need to be. Things are going really well academically so far this year."

Canton South is led by first-year head coach Moe Daniska. Torrence talked about playing for Daniska.

"I really like playing for Coach Daniska," said Torrence. "He's a very smart coach and he's a great motivator. He always knows the right thing to say."

Torrence also talked about the other schools that have contacted Canton South requesting his presence at their games.

"Nebraska, North Carolina, Mississippi, Boston College, Illinois and Indiana are some of the schools that have invited me for games," said Torrence. "I'm not sure if I'll be going anywhere else though."

When asked about his college list, DeVoe's answer was identical to his older brother's list.

"Ohio State," said Torrence. "That's it."

DeVoe Torrence, considered among Ohio's top 10 prospects for 2008, appeared at OSU one day after scoring four touchdowns in Canton South's 35-7 win over Minerva. The win helped South improve to 5-2 and move up to sixth in the Division III Region 11 computer rankings. The top eight teams in each region will qualify for the playoffs.

If DeVoe Torrence continues to play at the level he's playing and keeps working to succeed in the classroom, there's a good chance the Buckeyes will be welcoming another Torrence into the fold in the near future.

EDITOR'S NOTE -- Following the interview with DeVoe Torrence, it was learned that he has received his first scholarship offer. Ole Miss came through with an offer for this talented junior on Monday.

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