At 6'6", 240-pounds, Mishawaka, Indiana native Anthony Torres has a stellar frame for a collegiate tight end. After catching the eye of several college coaches, the calls began to pour in. Now, Torres holds offers from Air Force, Bowling Green, Ball State, Columbia, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, UCF, and Western Michigan.
"My interest level in Toledo is high," Torres told us, "I really like the people and how Toledo utilizes their tight ends really sticks out to me."
Torres has been taking visits to several schools over the past two years but has only visited Toledo and Western Michigan this off-season and both visits would ultimately impress the Indiana product.
"I was really impressed with both visits. I felt like a top priority for both and the people at each place were genuine and real," he told us about the visits. "Coach Candle's straight forwardness really stuck out to me and I've developed a good relationship with Coach Discher (tight ends coach). I really like how they utilized Michael Roberts and I can see myself in their system. At Western Michigan, I was really impressed with Coach Kenney the tight ends coach. He is a very sincere guy and his resume with tight ends is very impressive as well."
While Torres does have schools standing out to him at this point, he's taking his time with a decision.
"I'd like to commit after this summer but before the season starts," Torres said on a commitment timeframe.
Torres is currently a three-star on Scout.com and is the 34th-best tight end in the country and the top-ranked at his position in the state of Indiana. The Penn High School superstar specializes in blocking and has the versatility to split out wide as a wide reciever as well. "I catch the ball well and use my body to my advantage, I create mismatches," he stated.
As for Torres' interest in Toledo, it is helped by how the Rockets did in the 2017 NFL Draft, led by former tight end Michael Roberts who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round.
"I wasn't surprised he was drafted," Torres said on, "I actually expected him to be drafted earlier. Along with that, the stats he put up were incredible and that goes to show that Toledo utilizes their tight ends impressively."
Torres will remain a top priority for the Rockets since Jason Candle and the Rockets' offense use their tight ends at a blistering rate. The size and athleticism of Torres make him a top priority for the 2018 recruiting class. We'll keep you posted on the latest.