Since spring practice ended, Josh Heupel and his staff have been working hard to patch up a roster full of immediate needs. On Monday night, they added more depth to the secondary. Roterius Torrence, a 6-3, 195 pound cornerback out of Hutchinson Community College, gave Tennessee their second addition at cornerback in the last week.
Torrence made the announcement with the following tweet.
Torrence becomes the 18th member of the 2021 class. He just finished up his junior college season, which was delayed to the spring by COVID. Following his late end to his season, Torrence was earning plenty of interest, but Tennessee wins out tonight.
Per Volquest, Auburn, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Oregon State were all involved here late.
Torrence is currently unranked by 247Sports. He joins Auburn transfer Kamal Hadden — another 2021 JUCO prospect — as late additions to the Tennessee roster. Together they’ll bolster depth for the Volunteers while potentially giving Willie Martinez a couple of replacements for Alontae Taylor and Kenneth George in 2022.
In his second season at Hutchinson, Torrence recorded 20 tackles and six pass breakups in seven games. Obviously, his length is interesting for the position, and Martinez will now have a chance to further develop him over the next few seasons.