Alabama running back Jase McClellan (21) is swarmed by the Florida defense including safety Rashad Torrence II (22) and defensive lineman Antonio Valentino (55) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Rashad Torrence, The Gator Defense and Spring Ball

Rashad Torrence was interviewed concerning his thoughts on spring ball, training, and the Gator defense.

Torrence was asked how this training camp feels different to him now that he is a junior. He said that the game is coming slower to him, and focusing on the details of the game is easier.

Torrence was asked about how he felt playing next to Trey Dean III and how they play together.

“Me and Trey Dean, our chemistry and our bond kinda increases every day, and being back there with him is kind of a blessing. Just knowing he has my back and I have his is a blessing.”

When asked about leadership on defense, Torrence recognized himself and Trey Dean as leaders with experience ready for new younger guys.

What’s new? Spring Camp

Torrence was then asked about the details of spring camp and how Coach Napier’s program and team culture are all about discipline and identity. He explained that the team is all about being together, being one, and being a full team.

“…we put our side of the ball aside, and we come together as a gator football team.”

Torrence was asked how he feels about Patrick Toney’s defense and changes compared to last season. Torrence said he likes the defensive plan and that it gives the ability to any player to make plays. He also said there is more comfort with Toney being the play-caller and personally coaching his position.

Since being a starter since his freshman year, Torrence was asked the biggest adjustment he’s had to make this spring.

“Really just adjusting to the new playbook, the similar techniques but different wordings and just being able to compartmentalize certain things.”

When asked about the focus on the safeties by, Coach Toney Torrence said that discipline and alignment are the focus.

Torrence was also asked about Kamari Wilson, an incoming freshman safety, a huge recruit for the team.

Spring ball and training have been a success. Much of the work and grinding will have its chance to shine in the blue and orange game next week.

If you want to read more about spring training camp and hear Coach Napier’s opinion check out this article here on our website.

About Marshall Tempest

I am a student at the University of Florida majoring in sports journalism with a certificate in sports management. I am 22 years old, from Orlando Florida and plan to graduate in the fall of 2023.

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