Torrence ready to recruit others at Friday Night Lights

Several of the Florida Gators commits are in town for Friday Night Lights as they will help the coaching staff recruit some of the Gators top targets.

Defensive back commit Rashad Torrence (6-0, 195, Marietta, GA. High) is one of those guys in town and he’s trying to build on his relationship with the coaching staff.

“Just a family feel, just being here again, it’s home,” Torrence said of visiting Florida on Friday. “Just building the relationship that a way when it’s time for me to actually get down there, it isn’t to confusing.”

Two of the Gators assistant coaches have been the main ones talking to Torrence from the coaching staff.

“I talk to Coach [Ron] English and Coach [Christian] Robinson a lot,” he said of who he talks to from Florida. “It’s actually good, because the position that they’re coaching is on the defensive side of the ball, so just knowing coaches that you’re going to be working with everyday helps build confidence.”

Robinson and English have explained the Gators defensive scheme to Torrence and explained how he fits into things in Gainesville.

“I’m a very versatile player,” Torrence said on what he brings to the table. “Talking to Coach Robinson and Coach English and the way they use their defensive backs as a hold and move them around, I think I fit well into the program.”

After Friday Night Lights, Torrence knows that he will be back in town for at least one game this fall.

“I know I plan on taking an official here during the season but I don’t know which game,” he said on other visits. “That’s about all right now.”

Torrence who doesn’t have anything left to prove to the coaching staff, plans to help recruit a few guys during Friday Night Lights.

“I talk to Derek Wingo and [Jaquavion] Fraziars a lot,” Torrence said on guys he talks to from the class. “Those are the primary guys that I’ve been talking too. I’m going to try and talk to a couple of guys that have interest in Florida.”

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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 Rivals.com, 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.