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Ohio State Football Recruiting: Why Did 5-Star QB Torrance Gibson Drop the Buckeyes Down his List?

There was some excitement not too long ago when five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson named his final eight schools, and not only were the Ohio State Buckeyes on that list, but there were right there in the mix in the middle of the pack.

On Thursday, that excitement quickly flew out the window as Gibson not only named the Tennessee Volunteers his new leader, but the Buckeyes were now dead last on the list.


Well, he recently had a talk with the Plain-Dealer about why exactly he is beginning to sour on the thought of coming to Columbus.

“I don’t know – I am not even sure,” Gibson told in a phone interview Thursday evening. “They are just dropping right now because a lot of coaches have been in contact with me, and I haven’t been in contact with any of their coaches since I don’t know when.” 

Then, in a statement that was even more alarming, Gibson stated that he’s not even sure he’ll take his official visit to Columbus now.

“I’m not sure if I am going to now,” he said. 

Finally, to toy with the emotions even more, Gibson did hint that the Ohio State coaching staff still has a chance to make things right.

“They’d have a shot, but I’m not even sure why (we lost touch),” Gibson said. “I don’t know the last time I have seen an Ohio State coach. And they don’t call anymore.” 

If this is true, I have to question the motive of Urban Meyer and staff in losing touch with one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation that could flourish under Meyer, but everyone has their reasons for everything.

But, personally, I would suggest picking up the phone.



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