Imagining 5-Star QB Torrance Gibson in Ohio State’s Offense

The unbridled potential. The nauseating misdirection. The flash of red.

It’s not hard to imagine how lethal Torrance Gibson would be as the quarterback at Ohio State. That dream could put a smile on Urban Meyer’s face as fast as it could haunt the nightmares of Big Ten coaches across the Midwest.

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like a pipe dream.

The 5-star prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was high on Ohio State early in the process, but the Buckeyes slipped down his list this summer. Midway through June, Gibson told Ari Wasserman of The Plain Dealer that he wasn’t planning on visiting Columbus because the coaching staff hadn’t reached out in a while.

Meyer corrected that mistake quickly. The Buckeyes are now back in the hunt and have Gibson visiting during their biggest recruiting event of the year—Friday Night Lights.

Gibson’s visit has recruiting expert Dave Biddle openly wondering whether Ohio State should be the new favorite. If he does decide to play for the Buckeyes, what would that look like?

Torrance Gibson Is a Quarterback, Not a Receiver

Gibson has the physical tools to be a dominant receiver. At 6’4″ and 200 pounds, he’s tall and strong enough to catch the ball in traffic and would be nearly impossible to defend in the red zone. With a 4.5 40-yard dash, he’s fast enough to break away from a defense.

A number of schools have pitched that vision to Gibson throughout his recruitment. None of those programs are in his final…

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