Crazy Times for Ohio Star

So how would Devon Torrence describe his recruitment to this point? "It's been crazy right now," Torrence said. "I have a lot of coaches coming in and talking to my coaches." Torrence, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound four-start cornerback prospect from Canton South High in Canton, Ohio has been racking up the offers as of late, including one from Penn State.

“I have offers from schools on the West Coast and the East Coast,” Torrence said. “Penn State, N.C. State, Arizona State, Minnesota, Michigan, Purdue, Illinois; everyone in the Big Ten except Ohio State.”

While many recruiting services have Torrence listed as a cornerback, he indicated that all of the schools that have offered him are recruiting him as an athlete. When asked whether he had a position of preference, Torrence replied, “not really.”

“Right now, everyone is recruiting me as an athlete,” Torrence said.

Torrence said the Nittany Lions extended him an offer last month and that his is currently being recruited by Jay Paterno.

“I like the coaching staff and that I could come in early and play,” Torrence said of Penn State.

Torrence indicated that he will take an unofficial visit to Penn State within the next few months. Camp is another matter.

“I'm taking a visit [to Penn State] this summer,” Torrence said. “I play baseball so I'm not going to make it to camps.”

Subsequently, Torrence is also a talented baseball player and could be taken in next year's major league baseball draft. Despite this opportunity, Torrence said he plans on taking the college route.

“I gave it consideration, but I'm thinking I'm going to college right now,” Torrence said.

As for a timeline to make a commitment, Torrence said that he is in no rush to decide on a college.

“Not right now, I'm keeping everything open and I'm going to see how things go,” Torrence said.


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