Canton (Ohio) South defensive back Devon Torrence will be one of the big names in attendance at Ohio State's football camp on Friday. The football and baseball star is looking forward to his trip to Columbus.
"I'm going to Ohio State's camp on Friday," Torrence said. "It will be my first camp. I've been busy with baseball."
Torrence is definitely considering his options on the diamond.
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"If I get drafted high enough - the first two or three rounds - I'll go pro baseball," he said. "They've told me I could go in the first few rounds depending on how I do my senior season."
If not, Torrence has plenty to fall back on on the football field.
"I have about 20 offers for football," Torrence said. "Most schools say they want me as an 'athlete.' If I go to college I'll definitely play both sports."
When asked to name the colleges he is interested in, Torrence said, "Ohio State, Penn State, North Carolina State, Arizona State, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska. Penn State, Illinois, North Carolina State and Arizona State have offered.
"I think Ohio State is about to offer depending on how I do at camp."
The Buckeyes are in the driver's seat.
"I talked to coach (Jim) Bollman about playing both sports at Ohio State. He said it's O.K. Ohio State is probably my favorite. It's home and it's a good program. If they offered this week I'd sit down with my parents and talk about it."
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 plays centerfield on the baseball team.