Auburn football adds Tennessee decommit Roterius Torrence to bolster cornerback depth
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound cornerback from Bessemer spent the past two seasons at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College, where he totaled 28 tackles, three tackles for loss, six pass breakups and an interception in 11 games. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Torrence is the eighth defensive back Auburn has added this offseason, joining transfers Dreshun Miller, Bydarrius Knighten and Donovan Kaufman as well as freshmen Ahmari Harvey, Juwon Gaston, Cayden Bridges and A.D. Diamond.
There may not be much room for Torrence to make an immediate impact with Miller and returning starters Roger McCreary, Jaylin Simpson and Nehemiah Pritchett at the top of the depth chart, but all of those players will be draft-eligible following the 2021 season.
And Torrence was a standout in the junior college ranks. He was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Defensive Player of the year after allowing only one pass to be completed while he was in coverage last season, which Hutchinson capped with a national championship.
That one pass was caught by the KJCCC Offensive Player of the Year.