By LARRY VAUGHT
Former Kentucky running back Anthony White didn’t know a lot about running back Torrance Davis of Cleveland when he recently gave a verbal commitment to Kentucky. However, one thing immediately got White’s attention — Davis plays at Glenville High School in the Cleveland area.
“That school has been an Ohio State pipeline for years,” said White. “To get a kid from Glenville to Kentucky is pretty impressive and could really be a big thing going forward with other players.”
Davis is ranked among the nation’s top 40 running backs overall by 247Sports. He had offers from Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee and Iowa State. The 6-2, 220-pound Davis has a physical running style some compare to Benny Snell, UK’s all-time leading rusher now, but insist he has more speed than Snell.
247Sports analyst Josh Edwards agrees with White about the Glenville pipeline to Ohio State.
“Kentucky tried to pull a trio from there in the past led by Marshon Lattimore. It essentially has boiled down to ‘if the kid has a commitable offer from Ohio State, he is going to take it.’ In this instance, the Buckeyes were probably not going to take Davis,” Edwards said. “Their loss is Kentucky’s gain.
“Glenville is led by Ted Ginn Sr., who is the father of current New Orleans Saints wide receiver and former Buckeyes great Ted Ginn Jr. The ties are strong between the two programs.”