Torrence Recaps Junior Day Experience

DeVoe Torrence was one of a small group of recruits that visited Ohio State for the basketball game against Wisconsin on Sunday. Torrence, one of the top players in Ohio, has received scholarship offers from Ohio State and Michigan, as well as several others. Did Sunday's visit vault the Buckeyes to the top of Torrence's list?

Canton South star junior Devoe Torrence attended the thrilling Ohio State victory over Wisconsin on Sunday. Torrence attended the game with his mother and older brother Devon. Torrence was obviously impressed with the atmosphere he witnessed.

"Oh man, it was crazy down there," he admitted. "The crowd was nuts the whole time, just like a big football game is. We had great seats too. We were right on the floor and it was awesome."

Torrence also spent time with Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, as well as assistants Dick Tressel and Jim Bollman.

"The coaches were great," Torrence said. "It was really the first time I'd had the chance to speak with Dick Tressel. He talked about how he would be my position coach at running back. He was really cool. Jim Tressel was there with his wife and they spent time talking with my mom and my family a lot. We all had a good time. Coach [Jim] Tressel told me now would be a good time to commit and take the pressure off. I just laughed and told him I wasn't ready to do that yet. We get along really well."

After visiting Michigan the week before is Torrence now prepared to name a leader in the pursuit for his services?

"No, everybody is even," he stressed. "I'm not ruling anybody out yet. I'm going to take official visits next fall and see where I fit in the best. Texas and USC have requested film and I want to see where that goes. Right now all colleges are the same to me. I want to take my time and make the right choice. I probably won't decide until around signing day."

Torrence also mentioned seeing and talking with Dublin Coffman's Mike Adams, another Ohio State recruit. Adams and Torrence struck up a friendship the week before and Torrence admits he can see himself attending the same college that Adams selects.

"Mike Adams is cool," Torrence said. "It would be nice to have that guy blocking for you. We get along well. I could see us going to the same school. That would be sweet."

Torrence has no plans to attend any camps this spring and is only sure of one he will attend this summer.

"I'm going to Ohio State's camp for sure," he noted. "I'm not sure about any of the others. I'll see what dates are open and I might go to a few more. I'm not sure which ones though."

Torrence was offered a scholarship by Purdue last week. His impressive list now includes Akron, Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Mississippi. Torrence, who is listed as one of the top 100 players in the country by, has professed a desire to play running back at the next level even though he is one of the best linebackers in America.

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