Roterius Torrence’s commitment to Tennessee lasted just eight days. The JUCO product announced his decision to decommit from the Volunteers, just a week after landing in their 2021 class.
Torrence made his announcement this afternoon.
“First I would like to thank the whole Tennessee staff for giving me an opportunity to be apart of something big and taking a chance on me. After talking with my family I decided that I will de-commit from the University of Tennessee. I hope you guys can respect my decision.”
Torrence committed to Tennessee on May 24th. His junior college season ended up being played in the spring, which delayed his recruitment a bit. The heat was turned up on the 6-3, 195 pound prospect, with Auburn, Mississippi State and a few others in the power five coming after him.
He was set to join Kamal Hadden, another JUCO product who transferred to Auburn. Tennessee certainly could use the depth at cornerback, with Alontae Taylor, Warren Burrell, and Kenneth George Jr. returning. Beyond those three, it’s an unknown for Tim Banks and Willie Martinez.
The timing of this is certainly interesting. It makes you wonder if a better offer came his way, as several schools were just discovering his name late in the spring. We’ll see where he ends up — that will likely tell us the rest of the story.