Torrence likes the role the Florida Gators have in mind for him

Three weeks ago, the Florida Gators hosted their first junior day of the year and on campus was all of Florida’s 2020 commits.

2020 safety commit Rashad Torrence (6-0, 195, Marietta, GA. High) was on campus and enjoyed the welcoming feeling he got as a commit.

“It was a great experience, just connecting with the coaches and seeing some of the commits in the class,” Torrence said of his visit to Florida for junior day. “It was a great feeling, I got a personal connection with everyone outside of football because it was an out of season visit.”

While on campus, Torrence talked to most of the coaching staff and got a message from safeties coach Ron English as well.

“I talked to Coach English, Coach [Christian] Robinson, Coach O [Otis Yelverton] and Coach [Torrian] Gray,” he said on the coaches he talked to at junior day. “Coach English said that he really doesn’t know how my body is going to fill out but as of right now he sees me playing the star or strong safety position.”

English didn’t get into much detail with Torrence about where he would play at in Gainesville but the safety likes what he’s hearing so far.

“He didn’t really explain much of it to me,” Torrence said on if English broke down the position to him. “But from looking at film, I like the position a lot because you can be more athletic and it shows that I’m more versatile.”

Linebackers coach Christian Robinson was a big key in getting Torrence to commit to the Gators and the coach’s personality is something that the 2020 safety likes.

“Me and Coach Robinson probably have the closest relationship,” he said on his relationship with his area recruiter Christian Robinson. “The age is a big factor because he can relate to some of the things that I have going on and some of the things that are going on in the world. He just has a chill personality.”

Junior day was the first time for Torrence to be on campus since he committed in December and the visit helped the safety know that Florida was the right pick for him.

“Oh definitely,” Torrence said on if the junior day visit assured him he made the right decision choosing Florida. “Florida is the best place for me for what I want to get done in my life and my personal goals in terms of football and academics.”

Despite being a solid commit, Torrence is thinking about taking some other visits just to get the full recruiting experience.

“I’m a Gator but my recruitment isn’t one hundred percent shut down right now,” he said. “I don’t have any other visits planned, I know I’m going back to Florida before the end of the March.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Torrence is very solid with the Florida Gators and while he may take some visits to other schools, the safety will be hard to pull away from the Gators.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.