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Torrance Gibson: Ohio State 5-Star QB Target Names Tennessee His New Leader

It’s been no secret that the Ohio State Buckeyes have been in hot pursuit of the top dual-threat quarterback in the 2015 class, Torrance Gibson. Recently, Gibson named the Buckeyes among the list of his top eight schools, which obviously was a tremendous honor.

What was not quite the honor, though, was on Thursday as Gibson took things a step further in his recruiting process by naming a leader; and it wasn’t the Buckeyes, rather it was the Tennessee Volunteers.

This certainly isn’t the end of the world in regards to the pursuit of Gibson, but it’s definitely a noteworthy development.

The fact is, though, it’s an outside shot that Gibson does ultimately land in Columbus; although he did have some rave reviews about the program recently after he named the top eight.

“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.”

Time will tell whether or not the Buckeyes could make their way up the list, but it’s not looking good at the moment.

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