Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 2/25 - Latest on Torrance Gibson

Torrance Gibson is being recruited by top schools. Are the Buckeyes still the favorites to land him?

Although Monday turned out to be one of the slower recruiting days in recent memory, the Buckeyes are still searching for the best available talent.

It's been no secret that one of the top prospects Ohio State has been in contact with is '15 QB Torrance Gibson. The 6'4, 200-pound quarterback has been clocked at a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and is rated as a 5-star in the 247Composite. Ranked among his classmates as the 13th-best prospect in the class of 2015 and the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country (as well as the 5th-best recruit from the state of Florida) Gibson has earned a reputation as one of the best players in the nation.

The Buckeyes have led for Gibson's services for quite some time now and are considered the favorites to land the Fort Lauderdale product. In fact, the Crystal Ball gives Ohio State a 64% edge over Miami (23%), LSU (9%), and Auburn (5%). This past season, Gibson passed for 1,789 yards and 19 touchdowns while completing 85 of his 153 attempts. Gibson also showed off his running ability by garnering 1,063 yards on 111 carries and 10 touchdowns.

Most recently, Gibson has been in touch with Miami by taking two visits in the span of about a month. The Hurricanes have made it clear to Gibson that they could use his talents and he could become the next star and that recruiting pitch has helped them gain some ground on the Buckeyes. As seen above, Gibson is in no hurry to decide on what school he plans to attend, but it might be worth keeping an eye on.

While the Buckeyes haven't offered '15 DE/DT Albert Huggins, they have been in contact before. Huggins received another big offer on Monday, when LSU gave him the call. Huggins is said to be leaning towards Clemson (75% on the Crystal Ball) but I would be interested to see if coach Meyer and his staff pursue Huggins more in the future. It might be a long shot at this point, but I think it would be worth taking the time to send out some feelers his way.

As a sophomore in high school, the 5-star defensive lineman accounted for 70 tackles, five of those going for loss, and seven sacks. The 6'3, 279-pound Huggins is also ranked as the second best prospect from South Carolina.

QUICK HITS:

  • Watch this ridiculous video of 2015 Ohio State target Luke Kennard go coast-to-coast before nailing a buzzer beating three:

  • A day after getting an Ohio State offer, 2015 SG Austin Grandstaff (Rockwall, TX) was offered by the Georgetown Hoyas.
  • Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts is reporting both Calvin Ridley and Devante Peete are planning Ohio State visits ($). Ridley is a 4-star receiver from Pompano Beach, FL who was offered by OSU January 28th while Peete, also a 4-star WR Pompano Beach product (they attend different high schools), is currently pegged as a slight OSU lean, per the Crystal Ball.
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