Torquay manager Martin Ling has decided not to pursue his interest in Jerel Ifil after the former Swindon defender's trial at Plainmoor.
Ifil was considered as a possibility for the third centre-back spot behind the Gulls' first-choice pairing of Brian Saah and Aaron Downes, and alongside first-year professional Kirtys MacKenzie.
Two other youngsters remain on trial, however, with full-back George Artemi and winger Carl Baker given extra time for the club's coaching staff to monitor their progress.
Ling told the club's official website: "Jerel Ifil has left the building, so that is a no. He was someone I was looking at as possibly a third-choice centre-half but he didn't tick all the boxes I wanted to tick.
"The other two are youngsters that I wouldn't see in the team immediately, so they would be development players if we did take them.
"We will have another week with Carl Baker and George Artemi but it's not something that will go on forever."