Impact report: flights add an upward turn to Roterius Torrence
Tennessee continues a hot May on the scouting track as Josh Heupel & Co. added the signing of junior college cornerback Roterius Torrence, who will join the Vols over the summer. We take a look at what it brings to Knoxville in this impact report.
The 6’4.195lbs junior college cornerback is interesting as he attended Hutchinson Community College in Kansas after his stint at Bessemer High School in Alabama. It exploded after its spring season as it garnered interest from schools like Auburn, Nebraska and Oregon. Adjust
Torrence will fit perfectly into Tennessee’s multiple defensive schemes. He has so much untapped potential that Willie Martinez can tap into. Torrence shows off natural ball skills and is fluid in his hips while displaying beautiful instincts. While his game continues to develop and is natural in coverage, he is a nightmare for receivers and quarterbacks. His frame creates problems that most defensive backs can’t. Its length regularly disrupts play on the court, and it’s quick enough to run with any speed receiver while still possessing the ability to press and run with bigger receivers in the line of scrimmage.
Torrence is another interesting multi-year addition to the Vols. They wanted to add another quality defensive back, and he fits the mold. Several other guys came out of the market, but they didn’t settle for Torrence because he can defend himself in the SEC. He comes from a very successful junior college program and he will quickly learn things in Knoxville. It’s an addition that must be enthusiastic about for a variety of reasons.
Rating: 7 out of 10