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UK announces addition of Torrance Davis, who will play LB

Davis has reportedly been “cooking dudes at practice.”


The Kentucky Wildcats have officially added 2020 recruit Torrance Davis to the roster, head coach Mark Stoops announced Tuesday. Davis will be eligible to play this fall.

A native of Cleveland (OH), Davis was a three-star recruit who was ranked as the No. 28 running back in the class of 2020, as well as the No. 11 player in Ohio by 247 Sports. Rivals also listed him as the 37th-best running back and the No. 8 player in Ohio.

At Kentucky, however, Davis will switch to the defensive side of the ball and play inside linebacker.

“Torrance Davis is a late addition to our class,” Stoops said in a press release. “He is a two-way player who can play linebacker or running back and with our need at inside linebacker Torrance agreed to start inside. We’re happy to add Torrance to our roster out of Cleveland. He’s a very versatile player with a lot of play-making ability.”

The 6-2, 222-pound Davis rushed for over 900 yards as a running back and added another 500 yards when playing wide receiver as a senior at Garfield Heights High School. He played three seasons at Cleveland Glenville before transferring to Garfield Heights in 2019.

After landing over 20 scholarship offers, Davis chose Kentucky over Bowling Green, Pitt, and Toledo. Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan State and Tennessee also offered.

The Athletic reporter Kyle Tucker says that Davis has already been making noise as a linebacker at practice.

Kentucky is in need of middle linebacker depth after losing Kash Daniel to graduation and Chris Oates to an undisclosed injury. Those two have accounted for 215 total tackles over the last two seasons and were Kentucky’s top two middle linebackers last season.