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Torrance Gibson talking to Christian Kirk about OSU, changes timeline on commitment

ab1993's picture
March 2, 2014 at 6:24pm
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dubjayfootball90's picture

kind of freaked out after seeing that, haha

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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Li Xiao Buckeye's picture

The first three times i watched this, i laughed my rear off... then I kept watching... and it got scary... and now, I just can't look away for fear of my life.  I expect nightmares tonight.

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine. - Bruce Lee

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Chise47's picture

That is the epitome of a picture being worth a thousand words.

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mobboss1984's picture

hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

This could be very good news

 

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m5987usus's picture

Maybe TG doin some recruiting for us!

O-H!

Gray Box's picture

Kirk seems to get a long with an OSU QB in Collier too: 

As well as Dixon and Raeking Ball:

 

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Silver Bullet 10's picture
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KBonay's picture

This has to be good news. And Dixon and Quon as hosts was brilliant. 

TG would not only be huge as QB, but in picking up other recruits. 

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otrain2416's picture

If we land Kirk between him, Dontre, Samuel, Run TMC, and Zeke among the others the BIG Ten officials will be handing out speeding tickets to Urban with all that offensive speed. 

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PittBuckeye's picture

I'm pretty sure they'll actually be hiring Bert to hand out speeding tickets. It's a safety issue.

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buckeyes7222's picture

What was Gibson's old timetable for his commitment? As in before he said he might commit after his senior year

Urban_Can_Recruit's picture

I believe he said signing day or one of the All-Star games... Plus Kirk is enrolling early and know Gibson may commit earlier which may mean an early enrolling too, but lets not jump the guns yet. Long way to go! 

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bkleppel's picture

Gotta love how our recruits also recruit for us

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Jbucks's picture

it would be best for Buckeyes if TG committs earlier, we're missing the 1 shining recruit that not only appeals to other recruits, but goes out and recruits for his team, that guy was supposed to be EGW but hes doing the right thing & keeping a low profile after off the field problems, TG would be the best guy to lead the charge in this class! unless he is already doing so & already knows where he wants to go, I.e talking to Kirk bout OSU.

Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it-John 1:5 SEC meet Ohio State, Ohio State meet SEC

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ab1993's picture

If he already knew I feel like he would've committed. But who knows, maybe his parents want him to explore his options first or he just wants to make another visit here first. Who knows

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BroJim's picture

It looks like good news but I wouldn't get too excited about this.

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harleymanjax's picture

 

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

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FROMTHE18's picture

learned to chill my anticipations for the recruiting class until at least the summer as this time last year I was thinking we'd land the georgia studs and maybe Jalen Hurd from the south and keep Clifton Garrett in the Midwest. Also, I had no idea who Curtis Samuel was, nor McLaurin, Collier, etc. So Ill reserve judgement on these updates for now. But, can't hurt if those guys are developing a relationship and both are high on OSU.

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Phillips.449's picture

^^Every time I see this Gif I think of this commercial:

 

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AndyVance's picture

A man just needs a place where he can be/wild and free/tennnnnnn calories...

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bigbadbuck's picture

he looks like hes had his way with a sheep or two

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bodast67's picture

Always an upvote for Jeremiah Johnson !

 

 

 

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mtrotb's picture

Agree with the above poster.  This time last year Jalen Hurd was talking OSU was his fav school and Eddie George was his idol since Hurd is from Tenn and Eddie played there.  Then before you knew he committed to Tenn in March.  Garrett was supposedly a heavy lean and Autry from Georgia was saying we were his dream school, although we never did offer him.  Let's see after Friday Night Lights and the summer camps where we stand.

mtrotb

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route4buckeye's picture

Hurd was a surprise.

Garrett wanted $$$, so Meyer stopped recruiting him.

Autry's offer wasn't really a OFFER, IMO.

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otrain2416's picture

I'm pretty sure your Garrett statement is false. It was probably more that Raekwon was at the top of our board at MLB and we were going all in on him. 

route4buckeye's picture

No. We would have taken Garrett regardless. My statement is correct. Why do you think we all the sudden stopped having contact with him? Kid is a five star player. We would have taken him. Plus he's an OLB and Kwon is a MLB.

Gray Box's picture

I think that Garrett's recruiting died off after he tweeted about Urban letting him talk to Tebow on the phone for about 8 seconds while Urban and Tebow were having lunch and Ohio State had to self report a recruiting violation. I think It was a slippery slope that Urban didn't want to go down especially when within the next two months after the phone conversation the Buckeye's landed Hubbard, Berger and Booker(all listed as OLB). I think they felt very good with Raeking Ball too who 247Sports, Rivals and Scout all have/had Garrett listed as a MLB. I really wanted Garrett, and your source could be right, but I feel what I just wrote are more reasons to why the recruiting stopped rather then Garrett wanting money.

Ohio State Self-Reports Violation From Tim Tebow Phone Call: 

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Whoa Nellie's picture

LMAO @ thefumble dot com

"Tebow dealt Ohio State another crushing blow." 

Hyperbolic much?

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

Hayze's picture

Hurd and Autry I can agree with.

Please don't start unfounded rumors about players wanting cash just because they decided they wanted to play in the SEC.

route4buckeye's picture

Not starting rumors. I have a source that says so. You can choose to believe it or not.

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Crimson's picture

Unless you reveal your source, you have no source.

I have a source who says you are lying!

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route4buckeye's picture

My source is a prestiged insider on a certain message board network that I frequent on and pay money for.

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Hayze's picture

If its 247 than show me where this information is. I'm a subscriber there.

Otherwise, I have nothing else to saying you're making it up or lying but LSU has done very well in Illinois the last few years. It's not surprising the top player last year wanted to go there.

route4buckeye's picture

Scout. I don't understand why everyone is attacking me.

Hayze's picture

Apologies. Was not meaning to "attack" you.

When a poster comes into a thread and begins a pretty big rumor, it's natural to want to know where said poster heard that rumor.

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BassDropper's picture

Cut Route4 some slack. Garrett was all about $$$ and early on in the recruiting process he wasn't afraid to let who know it. Just ask the Iowa coaches if they think Garrett wanted money or not.

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HolyBuckeyeOSU's picture

As "FromThe18" said, I share the same feelings, however, it is always welcomed news when you see things like this because...well, why wouldn't it be? Hopefully things swing the Buckeyes way and we can look back at this thread and all high five each other. Long ass way to go but for now and this early, kind of sweet music to hear!

Go Buckeyes! 

BassDropper's picture

It seems like Gibson doesn't mess with Ohio State as much as he used to. He rarely tweets about OSU anymore. He seems to be on Tennessee's nuts right now.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

That's because Tenn fans are insane on twitter.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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SilverState's picture

Case in point:

 

 

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Wesleyburgess1's picture

Im not getting excited about Tg . I have a friend who works at Tennessee and they are super exited about him. They think they have a really good shit at landing him and the way he talks they seem to think that Ohio State is there only competition. He said that it seems he is only TRULY considering Osu and Tenn. All else is just going through the process.

TheBadOwl's picture

Tennessee fans are delusional. I have a sister who goes there and she would talk about how good OSU was and all of her friends said that they'd crush us because they're in the SEC and we're not.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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Hayze's picture

This. They believe everyone who considers them are locks. This will come down to OSU, Auburn and maybe Miami, IMO. We're in very good shape.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Oregon isn't in the SEC either. How'd that work out for Tennessee?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

ab1993's picture

I wouldn't worry about it he just likes all the attention from whoever he gets it from.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

I can't say as though I blame him. If colleges wanted me, when I was in H.S., as bad as they want him, I'd revel in the sunlight too.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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Mercurius's picture

Gibson said he is going to visit tOSU over his spring break which starts on March 24th.

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Travis's picture

We are getting Gibson... We will have Prior 2.0 with a better arm and throwing mechanics.

Basically, Urban and co are going to be swimming in crystal footballs for days.

 

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This is me talking out of my ass as well, sorry.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

While I would love him to be better than TP, that's a really tall order.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

hit_the_couch's picture

Pryor came much faster and bigger as a frosh; lowered his shoulder to take out LBs. That's not happening with Gibson, maybe 3 years down the line, but he's likely to lose speed and elusiveness as he gets biggers. I still hope he comes and pans out though.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

hit_the_couch's picture

247 has this Gibson kid rated as the #1 DT QB in his class; I hope he is the real deal if he comes here, unlike that former #1, Gardner, up north.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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SilverState's picture

Some interesting bits from his blog:

Tennessee is my leader, but I'm headed to Ohio State tomorrow for the Friday Night Lights Camp; I don't know what'll happen after that as far as who will be in the lead. Just gotta see what happens when I get there. I don't know if there's anything that they can do really; I already really like Ohio State, I think it's just a feeling that I'll get. We'll see.

I'm definitely looking forward to the visit though. I really want to check out their business school because that's what I really want to study in college. I definitely want to see all of the facilities and everything like that too.

I know it would be a good fit for me because me and Braxton Miller are like the same people and the offense really fits me perfect. A lot of people tell me that I should pick them. I just want to see how the vibe is when I go there. I'm looking forward to it; can't wait!

The coaches at Ohio State said they're real excited to get me down there too.

Coach (Mark) Pantoni is hilarious! He'll says cool lingo; stuff like, "Holla atcha boy!" or something like that. Then he said that he's gonna hit that "Nae-Nae" when I show up on campus Friday so that should be funny!

http://socialhub.usatodayhss.com/portal-page-athlete-blogs/item/2274-the-torrance-gibson-blog-july-24

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Buckeye Knight's picture

Our business school and facilities are top notch.  Hopefully he has a good preview.

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SilverState's picture

Yeah, seems like a pretty good match with what he's saying he's looking for.

swobuckeye's picture

Had my daughter up at OSU back in May to check out the business school and I came away very impressed. 

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ab1993's picture

Thank god he isn't going into writing.....

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703Buckeye's picture

He's an 18 year old writing a blog, not a professional writer.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

TedGinnIsFasterThanYou's picture
Gibson at "ATH", Samuels at SLOT, Harris at RB, Kirk at WR
That's some scary talent coming at a defense.
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whiskeyjuice's picture

My money says he will be impressed with the visit.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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OSU069's picture

Other than Jabril Peppers and Dashawn Hand, I don't remember any recruits recently not enjoying visiting Ohio State. 

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Mortc15's picture

I think most "enjoy" a lot of visits, but it obviously takes much more to land a commit. We'll see what happens. With or without him on board, OSU is in great shape. 

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whiskeyjuice's picture

I don't know much about Peppers and Hand visiting. What were the reasons they gave for not enjoying? 

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

lljjgg's picture

@WhiskeyJuice:

On JP: Based on the recruiting writers I followed at the time, it sounded like he didn't enjoy the lack of individual attention he got on his visit (which I personally feel if true, he should have expected to some degree as they were visiting during Student Appreciation Day, a time when the staff is busy interacting with OSU students/fans), and he was soured a bit by the fact that he expected his friend and teammate Juwann Bushell-Beatty (eventual Michigan commit) to get an OSU offer on their visit, but it never came. On Hand: According to a poster on 11w who claims to have gone with Hand on his first OSU visit (Hand went on a second with Tim Settle that was a little better, but was likely too late in his decision process to give OSU any renewed shot), Hand felt like he didn't get the individual attention he was looking for either (IIRC he visited during the OSU-Michigan game in Columbus), and didn't feel like he was treated that well/welcomed by the OSU players themselves. IMO, they probably were too occupied with beating TTUN to really focus on putting out the red carpet for a recruit.

The thing that I think is interesting with the way Peppers and Hand's recruitments went, is that they both visited on BIG days for the OSU program when the OSU staff's concerns were likely on other things (Student Appreciation Day, The Game, etc). They probably expected the red carpet to be rolled out, and when it wasn't (to no fault of the OSU staff), I imagine they were shocked/turned off. Just my opinion, I hold no hostility towards Peppers or Hand, you're not going to hit a home run with every recruit. I think the combo of Webb + Lattimore at CB (in '15), and Jashon Cornell at SSDE (in '16) more than make up for Peppers and Hand personally, so I'm not bothered by those misses at all. 

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whiskeyjuice's picture

Thanks for that info!! I agree that the timing of a recruits visit could very well have an affect on how much personal attention he would get. Just knowing what I know with recruits, visits, daily phone calls etc, I would say that Peppers and Hand may have a little more of an ego on them when compared to OSU's actual commitments. Actual OSU commits seem to speak of family, competition, etc. and come across to have a different mindset than Hand and Peppers. Why would somebody visit during "The Game" and be surprised that the team and coaches are a little more focused on the winning the game than brown-nosing to one recruit? Sounds like these guys expected everything to drop for them. Don't need them and glad we didn't get them.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

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airbuckeye's picture

That poor dog  is walking like is trying to shake off a bad case of the CRABS he picked up one night in Shanghai