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Torrence clears things up

Canton (Ohio) South defensive back Devon Torrence has been the subject of controversy as to whether or not he has a scholarship offer from Ohio State. He cleared things up, though not in terms of selecting a college.
"I have an offer from Ohio State now," Torrence said. "But I didn't on Friday or Saturday morning."
Asked why it had been reported that he previously had an offer from Ohio State, Torrence said, "There was a whole bunch of stuff out there saying I had been offered by Ohio State. People were twisting my words around.
"But now I have been offered. I talked to coach (Tim) Beckman and coach (Paul) Haynes. And I talked to coach (Jim) Tressel. He said he would be honored to have me on his football team."
So is Torrence ready to commit to Ohio State?
"I have no clue what I'm going to do," he said. "Ohio State is still my favorite. But I haven't narrowed it down. I'm keeping all my options open."
And that includes professional baseball and the draft next June. Torrence is a fine centerfielder who says he will likely go that route if he is selected in the first two rounds of the MLB draft.
"Everything is happening so fast," he said. "I'm just thinking things over right now."
Among the schools Torrence has previously said he is interested in are Ohio State, Penn State, North Carolina State, Arizona State, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska. Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois, North Carolina State and Arizona State have offered.
The 6-foot-0 and 200-pound Torrence has been a varsity starter at both running back and in the secondary since his freshman year. He is being recruited primarily as a defensive back.