Though there was a long stretch of time where it seemed all but impossible Torrance Gibson would end up a Buckeye, when everything was said and done, this year's Friday Night Lights proved to be a powerfully tipping point in the recruitment of one of the top players in the class of 2015, as Gibson announced his commitment to the Buckeyes today at his high school in Florida.
Though the Buckeyes had already secured Joe Burrow in the class, today they welcome the commitment of one of the best overall athletes in the 2015 class as Torrance Gibson gave his pledge to the Buckeyes at a ceremony at his high school. Gibson picked Ohio State over LSU, Miami, Auburn, UCF, Tennessee, and a host of other major programs.
Torrance Gibson is a 6'4, 200-pound athlete from Fort Lauderdale, FL. He checks in as the 45th best player in the 2015 class, the third ranked overall athlete, and the 11th best player from the state of Florida. While Gibson is said to recognize that there's a possibility that wide receiver is his best natural position, he's made it rather known that he wanted a chance to at least start at the quarterback position before ultimately transitioning elsewhere. Ohio State's willingness to consider him at quarterback undoubtedly helped during a crowded recruiting process.
SB Nation Recruiting's Bud Elliott is enamored with Gibson's potential as an athlete, but even in a system catered to his skills like Ohio State's offense, doesn't think quarterback is the best fit for him. In Urban Meyer and Tom Herman's offense, Gibson will get the chance to see if he can make the transition to quarterback at the next level but if ultimately it's not in the best interest of the program, he'll move to Pivot (think Jalin Marshall) or wide receiver where by all accounts he can still do plenty of damage.
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