Following the recruitment of Fort Lauderdale standout quarterback Torrance Gibson kept reporters busy while covering the class of 2015. At the end of it, Gibson officially signed his National Letter of Intent with Ohio State, becoming the next member of the Buckeyes.
After what initially seemed to be a falling out with Ohio State early in the recruiting process, Gibson changed his mind and eventually gave his commitment to the Buckeyes on Nov. 3, joining Joe Burrow as the only other quarterback in the recruiting class for Ohio State. Most recently, Gibson took several official visits to Auburn (Jan. 16), LSU (Jan. 23), and Miami (Jan. 30), sending message boards speculating all over the place about a possible decommitment from the talented dual-threat quarterback.
Regardless, Gibson is a Buckeye after signing his letter of intent, ending his recruitment for good. The 6'4, 204-pound Gibson is rated as a four-star and the sixth best athlete in the '15 recruiting class, in addition to being rated as the 12th best prospect from the state of Florida according to the 247Sports Composite.
In his senior season of high school, Gibson threw for 1,953 yards and 21 touchdowns (to only three interceptions). He also added 1,002 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground on 140 carries. Gibson was also selected for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Many of the questions surrounding Gibson to Ohio State have been centered around whether he will actually get a shot at the quarterback position with Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett, and Cardale Jones all competing for the same spot. Plenty of scouts have shared that they believe Gibson may be better suited at switching positions to more of a flex or pivot (think Jalin Marshall, also a former quarterback).
Our Christopher Jason gives his thoughts on Gibson:
Overall, Gibson will have to improve as a passer to be the starting quarterback at Ohio State, but if he does that, his extraordinary ability to improvise will make him one of the most dangerous quarterbacks to defend against in college football.
Gibson is a versatile athlete with the skillset to play quarterback or receiver at Ohio State. His size, mixed with his elite athleticism would allow him to transform into an NFL quality wide receiver and if he improves his footwork. The scary thing is that Gibson could step on the field right now in Columbus and be one of the best athletes on the field, but he still has an extremely high ceiling with untapped potential.
Check out what Gibson brings to Ohio State with his senior highlight film: