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Torrence puts baseball career on hold while focusing on football

A two-sport athlete, Devon Torrence has put his dream of playing baseball on hold to continue to be the best Buckeye football player he can be. On “hold” is the keyword for him.
 

“When you have a dream like that to continue to play both, you have to put some things on hold,” senior defensive back Devon Torrence said. “In my mind I haven’t given it up.”
 

After football, Torrence would like to pick up his baseball career, but doesn’t know what the future has in store for him.
 

“For now, that’s a long way down the road,” Torrence said. “Right now I am just trying to focus on the spring and get better for football right now.”
 

Depending on how the draft works out for him, Torrence still wants to further his baseball career. He keeps in touch with the players and coaches on the baseball team, and has even been given the keys to the facilities to go hit and practice during his free time.
 

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“All of those guys are still my friends, but whenever I go back to baseball I want everything to be fresh,” Torrence said.
 

Torrence has not been throwing the ball or going to the cages to hit, but has thought about where he needs to work at in his game.
 

“I have a really big uppercut in my swing, so whenever I go back to baseball I want to start my swing over,” he said.
 

If Torrence goes back to revamp his baseball career, he said it will be easiest to start everything over and not try to pick up where he left off. But for now, his focus is on football.

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