Former Ohio State Running Back prospect Devoe Torrence was
cleared of rape charges on Wednesday last week and is seeking scholarship
offers for college.
By Steve Patterson
was one of the best running back prospects in the State of Ohio for 2008 and played well in the Offense-Defense
All-Star Bowl in January. Rated a 4 Star prospect by Rivals.com he was
recruited by Ohio State, Michigan,
Pittsburgh, Purdue, and Cincinnati. His brother is current Buckeye
wide receiver Devon Torrence.
brought charges of rape against Torrence earlier this year and his one day
trial happened last week ending in a clearing of his arrest due to insufficient
evidence. A number of players from Washington Massillon were under
investigation for sexual misconduct with minors and Torrence ended up being
charged along with 12 other teenagers. Torrence denied any wrong doing and the
sixth-grade girl involved changed her story during testimony from not
remembering to sexual abuse.
Torrence was to be the only running back prospect in the 2008 class for the
Buckeyes but after running into issues with the law, his scholarship offer was
taken back. Ohio State didn’t sign a true running back
with Torrence’s offer being pulled very late in the recruiting process.
Martin from Cleveland Glenville was brought in as a full back in the class
while Lamaar Thomas from Fort
is considered a wide receiver but played well in the Army All American Bowl at
his high school position of tailback.