Considering how selective Ohio State's coaching staff has been with issuing scholarship offers to quarterbacks in the 2014 class, it is extremely impressive that sophomore Torrance Gibson already holds an offer from the Buckeyes. Gibson hails from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida and is considered a "dual-threat quarterback" by most major recruiting websites. Even this early in the recruiting process, Gibson has garnered offers from Boston College, Notre Dame, Clemson, Miami, and Ohio State.
According to MaxPreps.com, Gibson accumulated 271 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, an overall quarterback rating of 116, 227 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 17 total tackles, and 2 interceptions while playing as a sophomore at the elite varsity level during the 2012-2013 season. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what Gibson will do this upcoming year, again at the varsity level. Being one of two 2015 quarterbacks with early Ohio State offers (the other being Texas' Kyler Murray), Buckeye nation should keep an eye on his recruitment and progression as an athlete. Hear from Torrance here, as he gives further detail on his game, his recruitment, and his Buckeye interest:
In your opinion, how'd your sophomore season at American Heritage go?
My sophomore season went very well. I wish I could have helped the team a little more, but overall we did well.
What specifically could you have done to further help your team?
I could have had more interceptions and more big plays for my team. But that's how it goes sometimes.
What's your favorite part about playing the quarterback position?
I like taking over. All eyes on me, you know? I want to lead my team the right way and help my teammates succeed.
What is your biggest strength?
My dual-threat ability. I can scramble or throw the ball to make a play.
Do you like scrambling or throwing better?
Probably throwing. I like to run, but definitely not all the time.
What part of your game do you need to work on the most?
Hitting all the targets out of my drop step. That's something I want to work on.
What are the main schools currently recruiting you?
Miami, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State, and Boston College.
Do you have any favorite schools as of now?
I really don't have a favorite. Those are all great schools, and I really like all of them.
Of all the schools recruiting you, are there any coaching staffs that stand out or that you have the best relationships with?
What about Ohio State stands out to you?
Well, I've known the coaches since 8th grade. They really treat me like family up there.
Who is the main coach from Ohio State recruiting you? How often do you speak, and what do you guys talk about?
Coach Urban Meyer. We've only spoken once. He offered me a scholarship, wanted me to come up for a visit, asked how my family was, and how life was going.
When do you plan on visiting Ohio State?
This summer sometime.
What college visits have you gone on so far?
I've been to Miami a few times. Florida too, but it wasn't really a visit. They just showed me around the school.
Do you want to take your time in the recruiting process, or do you think you'd like to commit early?
I definitely want to take my time.
Do you plan on participating in any of Ohio State's camps this summer?
Yeah, I'd love to get up there for that.
Watch what Torrance would bring to the Buckeyes here and below:
Thanks to Torrance for a great interview and taking the time to give Buckeye Nation a chance to get to know you. Good luck in the recruiting process and your junior season.