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2024 3-Star WR Syair Torrence Picks Up Offer from Pitt With Help From SirVocea Dennis



SirVocea Dennis told his cousin Syair Torrence last summer that it would be worth it if he would just go camp at Pitt, and while it didn’t immediately result in an offer, it’s paid off in the long run.

Torrence — a 5-foot-11, 195-pound wide receiver from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, New York — picked up a Pitt offer from Tiquan Underwood Tuesday, nearly a year after camping at Pitt last summer.

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As he’s been to Pittsburgh, and is very familiar with the Dennis family, he’s already a big fan of the culture in Pittsburgh.

“I love it,” Torrence told PSN. “When I’ve been up there to my camp, I felt like it was great up there. The camp was good, the coaches treated me like it was just a normal conversation, nothing too fake. They just kept it real with me.”

Torrence had been committed to hometown Syracuse for a few months, but as his recruiting process has picked up, with offers from Pitt, Temple, Rutgers, Michigan State and Memphis recently, he re-opened his process.

Pitt’s coaching staff has been recruiting Torrence, obviously, but he got a little bit of help from SirVocea, Corliss and SirVantis Dennis, too.

“Him and his parents, they’ve been pushing Pitt actually to get me an offer and try me out, and they’ve been telling me that when Voss was there, they took care of Voss, and me and my mom would love it there,” Torrence said. “They’re really told me a lot about Pitt.

“SirVocea’s been making sure that the coaches have been talking to me, making sure that they’re very interested in me and now they’ve reached out to me this week. They reached back out to me, seeing how I’ve been, they’ve seen the difference in the improvement I’ve made, and they’ve just liked me. So, ever since my cousin got the word, it’s just all happened.”

Torrence knew about Pitt, obviously, but he’s known Underwood since his time at Rutgers. Their Pitt relationship really picked up at last summer’s camp and has slowly grown since. Underwood made it out to CBA Tuesday, chopping it up with Torrence before, during and after his workout, and he was blessed to receive an offer.

As a two-way star at CBA, a more than capable wide receiver and defensive back, he has a future on either side of the ball. But Pitt is looking at him as a wide receiver at the next level. He doesn’t care either way what side of the ball he winds up on though.

“It doesn’t even matter,” Torrence said. “I’m just one of those players, I just want to play. I just want to make a big impact on my team, and I just want to give 110% effort. That’s all I want to do.”

As a key contributor on CBA’s 12-1 squad last season, complete with a run to the state championship, Torrence certainly did a bit of everything. His desire to be the best certainly hasn’t been lost upon Underwood.

“He mentioned that I’ve got a dawg in me, like I just make sure that I’m always the best player on the field,” Torrence said. “He just told me that I’m just one of those players that don’t stop, and I just told him, that’s correct because I’m gonna make sure I don’t stop.”

247Sports rates Torrence as the 629th-ranked recruit (82nd-ranked wide receiver and the fifth-ranked recruit from New York) while On3 rates him as the 937th-ranked recruit in the class (129th-ranked wide receiver and the eighth-ranked recruit from New York).

Rivals hasn’t rated Torrence yet, but he does hold a 5.5 Rivals Rating.

With offers from Buffalo, Memphis, Michigan State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse and Temple, he’s been hearing from all of them. He has official visits set up for Rutgers, Michigan State ad Syracuse at the moment.

And while there’s not an official visit currently scheduled with Pitt, he’s both hopeful and expecting to get something set up.

“They doing good right now,” Torrence said. “I know our relationship is gonna keep getting better, so I’m gonna keep building a relationship with them, so the trust can get better. And if I feel like I’m at home here, then I’m at home there. If I’m not, I’m not. I’m gonna still figure this out.”

Torrence has heard quite a bit about Pitt from SirVocea, and from Underwood recently, and the next logical step would be coming out for either an unofficial or official visit in the near future.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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