Will DeVoe Follow Devon?

DeVoe Torrence will be one of the highest rated players in Ohio in 2007. Torrence has long been considered a heavy lean toward Ohio State where older brother Devon has committed. Is Ohio State his favorite or is he wide open from a recruiting standpoint?

Canton South junior DeVoe Torrence is drawing a lot of interest from colleges these days. Older brother Devon will sign with Ohio State in February and it has long been assumed that DeVoe would love to follow his brother to Columbus. It now appears that may not necessarily be the case.

"My recruiting is wide open," Torrence declared. "I'm hearing from a lot other schools right now and I'm not sure I would call anyone a leader at this point."

Torrence, who has scholarship offers from Akron and Mississippi, talked about what schools he's interested in and who's showing him the most attention to date.

"Akron, Illinois and Ohio State have been in the school lately," he said. "Penn State is coming in tomorrow and Michigan will be in later this week. Notre Dame has been calling and I'm going there next Saturday for a basketball game. I'm interested in all of those schools to be honest."

He admitted his college list has changed dramatically in the past month. His list used to be Ohio State only, but now he has added several others to the mix.

"My list would be Mississippi, Illinois, Penn State, Notre Dame and Ohio State," Torrence explained. "I'm going to visit Mississippi and Illinois in February. There might be a few more schools added to my list as time goes by. I'm just not sure right now about calling one or another a favorite."

What about the thought of playing alongside Devon at Ohio State? Is that dream still alive?

"Oh, that's still a possibility for sure," Torrence claimed. "Part of me wants to play with Devon and another part wants me to maybe go somewhere and make my own mark. Like I said, I'm not sure right now and I'll take a lot of time over the next year to make sure I make the right choice."

Torrence has continued to shine in the classroom as well as on the football field. He was honored as a scholar athlete after the first nine-week grading period and he continued that fine work during the second session.

"I got one A and four B's this time," Torrence said. "I took the ACT, but I haven't seen my score yet. I'm working harder in the classroom than I ever have before. I know I have to keep my grades where they are to be qualified to play in college."

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