To the surprise of none, the top 2015 dual-threat quarterback in the country, Torrance Gibson, announced his final seven list of schools on Thursday and the Ohio State Buckeyes are among some of the other favorites to land the Ft. Lauderdale, FL native.
— Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) May 29, 2014
The Buckeyes and head coach Urban Meyer have been in the race for Gibson’s services for quite a while now. This past week some assumed that Ohio State would be out of the running with the commitment of three-star Ohio native Joe Burrow, however in speaking to 247 Sports recently, Gibson doesn’t see Burrow’s commitment as that much of an issue, while at the same time praising Coach Meyer and staff.
“It’s just the staff and (Buckeyes head coach) Urban Meyer is a great coach. They have a great offensive coordinator (Tom Herman). Braxton Miller is leaving after this year and they are looking for someone to fill his spot. Even though they took a four-star quarterback (Joe Burrow) that doesn’t change my opinion of them. The Buckeyes are still a great program. I’ll visit them for the first time in the fall for an official visit. I talk to (Director of Player Personnel) Mark Pantoni and Urban on Twitter. I haven’t talked to coach Herman in a while. That’s probably why they are No. 5 for me.”
Nationally, Gibson is considered the nation’s 14th overall prospect by the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
The 6-4, 200-pound speedster, who has registered in the 4.5 range in the 40-yard dash in addition to his excellent passing skills, also stated on Thursday that he will not be making his final decision until his season is over this fall.