5 Burning Questions in 5-Star QB Torrance Gibson's Recruitment

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IJune 11, 2014

5 Burning Questions in 5-Star QB Torrance Gibson's Recruitment

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    Torrance Gibson is one of the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail.

    At 6'4" and 200 pounds, the 5-star dual-threat quarterback is from Florida. He is a bit raw with his mechanics and other mental parts of the quarterback position, but he has a high ceiling.

    Gibson's recruitment has a wealth of people on the edge of their seats. The following questions are the most burning ones that need answers.

Could He Play a Different Position in College?

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    Gibson is a fantastic athlete who has played some receiver and defensive back for American Heritage in Ft. Lauderdale. 

    The 6'4", 200-pounder could easily excel on the perimeter on offense in college. However, at this point, one gets the sense that Gibson views his future at the quarterback position.

    Should he be moved to another position in college, it will probably be after he initially attempts to develop his skills as a passer.

Does Tennessee Still Lead?

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    Gibson told Austin Price of VolQuest.com (subscription required) on May 5 that Tennessee was his leader. He cited his relationship with head coach Butch Jones as one of the main reasons for the Volunteers standing out.

    However, Chris Swanson of USCFootball.com (subscription required) now says Tennessee is a co-leader with another SEC school. So while the Vols are still up there with Gibson, they are not alone.

Is Auburn the Best Fit for Him?

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    The other co-leader for Gibson is Auburn, according to Chris Swanson of USCFootball.com.

    The Tigers run a spread offense that relies heavily on a mobile quarterback who can be used as a designed runner. The scheme ran by head coach Gus Malzahn would be a great fit for Gibson's skill set.

    The recruit also believes the Tigers' offensive attack is an exceptional fit for him, per Jay G. Tate of AuburnSports.com (subscription required).

Is He Locked into a Spread Offense?

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    Most college programs run some sort of spread offense these days, but a few top programs still operate a pro-style attack.

    However, Gibson seems set on playing in a spread offense. This is a smart idea, as that scheme best suits his strengths as a quarterback and also gives him the best chance to succeed on the field.

    He told Chris Swanson of USCFootball.com on June 4, "I want a spread attack with a fast tempo."

When Will He Make His Decision?

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    Most quarterbacks make a fairly early decision in the recruiting process, as slots are limited in classes at their position.

    Based on that logic, Gibson should be getting ready to make a decision in the near future. However, that is not the case with the talented dual-threat passer.

    He told Chris Swanson of USCFootball.com that he will not commit to a school until after the season. 


    All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings. Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports.

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.