Torrence Discusses his Pledge

The Ohio State Buckeyes secured their fourth commitment of the 2008 class when DeVoe Torrence of Canton South told Jim Tressel he wanted to be a Buckeye. Torrence, one of the top players in Ohio, joins Ben Buchanan, Mike Adams and Devier Posey as members of the 2008 Buckeye class. Bill Greene spoke with DeVoe just after he made his commitment.

"I want to be a Buckeye and be part of the family," DeVoe Torrence exclaimed today. "I just sent a text message to Jim Tressel and Doc Tressel telling them the news."

Canton South superstar DeVoe Torrence became the fourth member of the 2008 Ohio State recruiting class Tuesday afternoon. He also became the second member of his family to become a Buckeye, following in the footsteps of his brother Devon. Why now?

"Ohio State has been so good to me," Torrence explained. "I talked about it last night with my brother Devon and told him I was ready to get it done. He said I should wait for a special day but I thought every day is special, especially when you're committing to the greatest program in America."

Torrence indicated that he had already heard back from the Buckeye staff.

"Doc Tressel sent me a text message back to me immediately," Torrence said. "He told me that he was welcoming me to the family and that he felt like a better coach already."

Finally Torrence disclosed why he chose the Buckeyes over all the other schools that were recruiting him. He had offers from over 20 schools including Michigan and Nebraska.

"I get to play with my brother, number one," he said. "It will be good for my family to get to see both of us play together. Now I have to talk Devon into red-shirting next year so we can be in the same class together. Just tell all the Buckeye fans that I'm just happy and thrilled to be a part of Buckeye Nation."

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