Devon Torrence Visits Columbus

Since the very beginning of the recruiting process Ohio prep star Devon Torrence always professed his affinity towards the Ohio State Buckeyes. Shortly after impressing the coaching staff at a session of summer camp, he was offered and eventually committed. He was back on campus this weekend for his official visit. four-star prospect Devon Torrence, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete from South High in Canton, Ohio had a great time while on the visit.

Torrence has visited Columbus multiple times, but he said those experiences just do not compare with an actual official visit.

"It was a lot of fun," Torrence said. "It was a lot different than an unofficial. They show you a lot more. They really treat you nice. There was a lot of good food. Shrimp, Steaks, whatever you wanted."

Torrence visited with the current players while he was on campus, but most importantly, he had the opportunity to bond with a number of other players who have issued a verbal commitment to Ohio State who will be joining him in the 2007 recruiting class.

Fellow commits Donnie Evege, Boom Herron,Taurian Washington, Rocco Pentello and Dane Sanzenbacher were also on campus.

"The official gives you the chance to get to know the players even more," Torrence explained. "It was a lot of fun to get to hang out with the players."

"I also got the chance to kick it with the other recruits. It was cool. We kind of got our own little crew."

Torrence's versatility is evident as he has played multiple positions throughout his high school career.

As a junior, Torrence starred at running back and safety. He rushed for over 800 yards and had over 400 yards receiving earning himself All-Ohio, All-Conference, and All-County honors.

This season under a new offensive scheme, Torrence starred at receiver and cornerback. He had over 700 yards, scored 10 touchdowns, and hauled in three interceptions to earn All-Ohio honors. recognizes Torrence as the No. 7 safety in the nation. It is evident that he could wind up at any position on the next level, so the question is where will the Ohio State staff utilize his talents.

"Right now they are looking at me to come in and play corner," Torrence began. "I could still end up at a different position after I get on campus, but right now they are saying corner."

Torrence is a tremendous baseball player and there has always been a chance that he could wind up being a high selection in next June's major league draft.

"I am really excited to be getting back on the diamond here real soon," Torrence informed. "I am definitely thinking about the MLB draft. If I do not go in the draft then I am going to play baseball and football at Ohio State."

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