Coach J.D. Brookhart confirmed today that top-recruit Devoe Torrence has joined the team.
Before making the decision, the coaches investigated the opportunity and met several times with Torrence, who recently was acquitted of rape of a 12-year-old girl.
"We've always stayed in contact (with Torrence)," Brookhart said. "He was not signed because of an incident that the United States declared him innocent.
"We sat down and had a lengthy discussion. We investigated him, and we feel good about him."
Brookhart sees Torrence as a running back, where the Zips have a wealth of depth. However, the coach would not rule out seeing Torrence play this season.
"Everyone's going to get a chance," the coach said.