Torrance Gibson Names Ohio State His 'Current Leader,' Says List Isn't Change Anymore

By DJ Byrnes on July 27, 2014 at 11:30a
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UPDATE (4:51 PM): Per Rivals' Marc Gilver, Torrance Gibson will take an official visit to Ohio State the weekend of the Virginia Tech game. (September 6th, 2014.)


So this is why SEC bagmen work so hard to keep prospects off other campuses.

On May 5th, the Buckeyes sat at No. 4 on the list of Torrance Gibson, 2015's No. 1 dual-threat quarterback. On May 29th, the good guys slid to No. 5. On June 15th, the Buckeyes slid to No. 7, and Gibson said he had lost contact with the coaching staff.

That appeared to be an end to Ohio State's recruitment of the dynamo Florida prospect.

Yet, after some hemming and hawing, Torrance Gibson made the hajj to Columbus. He instantly meshed with Urban Meyer, and even stopped by Hang Over Easy earlier this morning.

Today, he vaulted the Buckeyes to the top of his list.

While Gibson's lists are fluid, and it appears he'll drag his recruitment out until February's National Signing Day, Ohio State has to feel good with the impression they made on him.

I'm unsure, however, of how to read his "list isn't changing anymore," comment.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Yea-if the list isn't changing, does that mean he's a silent commit?

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Byaaaahhh's picture

"list isn't changing anymore." = "other coaches, show me what cards you have left."

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BassDropper's picture

***cars

DIRECTIONER

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BuckeyeLaw's picture

BassDropper, you were noticeably absent from the threads last night. I checked the VOL fan sites to see if you were up to your old tricks and saw nothing. What gives? Last night was prime for trollin some rednecks. 

OSU 2011 - Toledo Law 2014

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BassDropper's picture

missed my calling, I was at work.

DIRECTIONER

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OH_IO's picture

BD, ftw

Oh yeah... Is it reasonable?

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Fogt13's picture

LOL!

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DefendYoungstown's picture

Nothing is for sure until the paper is signed... This is very promising though...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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whiskeyjuice's picture

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

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InTressITrust's picture

Yeah the second part has to be misworded or we are missing a gray box

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

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rosycheeks's picture

His list isn't changing again until he puts out a new one. Duh.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Gibson is going to shatter the Timmons thread record.

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

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PittBuckeye's picture

Timmons can't possibly hold the thread record. Vonn Bell got a thread for every tweet he ever put out.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

WayCraken would disagree.

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

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PittBuckeye's picture

If we're talking about threads started by him sure.

Anzalone has to crush him, Raekwon does too, and probably even Diggs. And the king of them all (just due to staying power) has to be Bert, I mean how many threads about Bert have there been?

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PittBuckeye's picture

Hell Vonn Bells brothers Twitter caused a solid 10 threads to pop up. Have you ever seen a thread about Timmons brother's twitter machine?

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FitzBuck's picture

How quickly we forget.  Kyle Kalis had more threads.  Pre commitment, post commitment, post decommitment, pre urban, post urban and subsequent blood on the field threads.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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ITWASME's picture

That's kinda strange "my list isn't changing anymore" Does that mean we will always be his leader and he will come here? If so then why not commit? Strange indeed

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OSUStu's picture

I think he enjoys the process too much for him to commit now. I would be surprised if he strays from his established timeline.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Gobucks2204's picture

Tennessee fans will probably cyber stalk him now more than ever, like a jilted lover.

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Urban Nation Army's picture

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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droessl's picture

Alison Brie = immediate upvote

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GoBucks713's picture
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WC Buckeye's picture

Doesn't that make this a sexually-charged environment....?

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

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CarolinaBuck's picture

I don't follow recruiting as close as some. If this kid is as good as they say, then I hope he comes to Ohio State. But doesn't it sound like his favorite school is whichever one he visited last?

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nikolajz1's picture

He's a big boom or bust prospect at QB. Worth taking the risk on him. 

As to the second point, he's a kid. I remember doing my college visits way back (not for sports just in general) and a similar thing happened. Absolutely loved what I just saw everytime and walked away thinking I was gonna go there. 

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Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

That's right.....T-Gib to the Bucks!!!

hit_the_couch's picture

Did the boosters secretly do work, or is it the fact that this kid could be the 3rd QB in a row to start as a frosh? I'd say the other two QBs weren't too bad.

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

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Citrus's picture

I think what he means by "list isn't changing anymore" is that there are no more changes to his current list. Before he had a 7 team list or whatever. He said he was going to update it. Now he has. Ohio State is the leader and there are no more changes to the list or (the list isn't changing anymore). Just means the old no 1 is no 2, etc. He is telling us that he isn't going to publish a new list because every other school stayed in the same place relative to each other but Ohio State is now on top.

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InTressITrust's picture

That makes a lot of sense

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

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FitzBuck's picture

Really?  I've decided I'm too old to try to understand the mind of 17 yr old kids anymore.  So confused that not changing something = still fluid in some capacity.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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OH1O State's picture
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Urban Nation Army's picture

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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OH1O State's picture

Thanks for having my back U.N.A!

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

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OH1O State's picture

Apparently I'm not intelligent enough to get the whole gif posting to work.
+1 for effort?

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

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Urban Nation Army's picture

I gave you one

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

DJ Byrnes's picture

Next time, hit the picture button in the icon toolbar, then past that URL into the URL section. 

step 2: ???

step 3: profit

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

OH1O State's picture

I tried that.  No luck.

I blame Windows 8.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

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BuckeyeinToledo's picture

I blame Fickell...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

UNDERWARE GNOMES

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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FitzBuck's picture

One of my favorites DJ

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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swainpm's picture

Hey DJ I can't do any of that from an Android phone. Is the site supposed to allow posting gifs and pics from the android platform? I have a Galaxy s5 so it isn't bc the phone is old. The headlines on the top of the 11w homepage also don't scroll like they did on my old galaxy s2. Thanks for any answer.

Rob Reese's picture

+1'd you.

tOSU class of 2009, College of Arts and Sciences

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OSUStu's picture

Well, I for one am glad to hear that this is officially settled.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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BayArea_Buckeye's picture

I'm more excited about Gibson possible commitment's affect on Damien Harris and Christian Kirk. They've stated before that they want to play together, and while the bucks were in good position with those two already, adding Gibson might be the final nail in the coffin we need. 

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CuseGirl's picture

Agree. Not that I don't want Gibson but I want elite recievers to be interested and they're not interested in Burrow.

I'm still skeptical tho, I mean, it seems like as soon as a guy says he's interested in tOSU, he commits to Auburn or PSU.

And you know THIS....man!

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ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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KBonay's picture
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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Lol does that mean Urban or Gibson is reading it?

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

My interpretation is the Tennessee that are still under the impression their team is good. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

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kb1's picture

Hate C Brown ...love the song

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Gobucks2204's picture

Maybe Zach Smith is talking on phone to Torrance regarding hate he got fromTennessee fans after tweeting OSU is his leader.

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Gobucks2204's picture

I'm not sure how to embed tweets but there were some Tennessee fans giving him grief for elevating OSU over UT. Another example of why it is not good to tweet recruits.

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KingsRite's picture

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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KingsRite's picture

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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BUCK-I-FAN's picture

Hey man is that Paul Blart the mall cop lol?

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BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Thank you TG for letting me rock my Buckeye hat proudly here in Gatlinburg, TN.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

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Gobucks2204's picture

https://mobile.twitter.com/ThDyldo_Baggins

Vols fan spewing hate. If anyone can embed tweets that would be great.

KingsRite's picture

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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KingsRite's picture

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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Gobucks2204's picture

Why would anyone nickname themselves on twitter after an amalgamation of a sex toy, and Lord of the Rings character?

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robb1379's picture

Actually, Bilbo is more the main character in The Hobbit as opposed to the secondary character he played on The Lord of the Rings.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to retreat back down to my parents basement for an epic World of Warcraft gaming marathon. 

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Codeezy's picture
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Gobucks2204's picture

I would think getting a tweet from anyone who calls themselves ThDyldo Baggins would automatically remove that team from consideration, at least in my book.

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Gobucks2204's picture

Thanks for embedding. We can learn how not to act towards recruits from this idiot Vols fan.

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Nuts4Bucks13's picture

I'll get this joke out of the way: If Hang Over Easy put him over the top, how will he react when he has [insert favorite campus establishment]?

And the follow-up: "He'll recoil in horror, because that place sucks"

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bbb's picture

Did you forget to include the punchline or was this not supposed to be a joke?

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TedGinnIsFasterThanYou's picture

It's "BBB"'s time of the month, guys. Excuse her bitchy attitude :)

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OSU069's picture

I think he meant that he isn't going to be putting out any more lists before committing. However, I think it was also implied in that tweet that OSU is the clear number 1.

MikeTheBuckeye's picture
"My list isn't changing anymore."
"My list list isn't changing anymore."
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2002osubuck's picture

I think he knows OSU is the school he wants to attend and may even be a silent commit. Like alot of our big time commits he'll do it on national TV, either all American game or signing day, to "advertise" OSU. Meyer's definitely talked to these kids about good times to commit and create momentum.

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osu407's picture

Vol fans freaking out and turning on Gibson will only drive him further to OSU. Frankly, this couldn't have worked out better for us if we had schemed it out from the very beginning. 

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PittBuckeye's picture

I always think fans giving recruits crap on twitter is overrated, they all know it's coming, and whoever doesn't get him is going to have butt hurt fans. 

I'm sure it doesn't help any I guess.

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TobyMagic's picture

Reading through his mentions, RTs and favorites makes me think the 'How not to be an asshole' article needs to be auto posted to the home page before or immediately after any major recruiting events.  Twitter is interesting source of info but man I just don't get why people (including our own) tweet these kids.

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

The butt hurt in Tennessee is rising already over one tweet - yikes!  There seems to be a large lack of self-confidence in those boys!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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Deadly Nuts's picture

LOL

LEBRON

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Gobucks2204's picture

Fans tweeting athletes just seems like an act of desperation.  It's like that really beautiful girl you wanted to go out with, but she just spurned you more and more the harder you tried to go out with her.  Tennessee fans will begin to look more and more desperate as this plays out.

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OSUStu's picture

...yeah, except when a beautiful girl pursues me, I don't suddenly want to say no.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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BUCK-I-FAN's picture

Yeah that's Tennessee alright.  At THE Ohio State, the stands would be packed. enough said.

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edr4225's picture

lets go bucks!!

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Urban Nation Army's picture

Probably the second best home game to Mich should be a great, impressive atmosphere.

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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jonping67's picture

That's great news because he has set his commitment date in October, so he'll take in the VT game before he commits to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY......GO BUCKS!

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swainpm's picture

Sweat will be there I bet. Coincidence?! Me thinks there might be a reason for the tweeting afterall.

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ChicagoBuckeyeFan's picture

As happy as we all are, I'm sure Birm is happier he won't be feasting on his shoe come National Signing Day.

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SilverState's picture

That was Waller, no?

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bbb's picture

I think that's his point. If Gibson commits, then Waller won't and thus there will be no shoe-mastication

ChicagoBuckeyeFan's picture

ah. you are correct, sir.

Hovenaut's picture

I've lost count of how many there are, but this is very likely the second best Gibson thread that there will ever be.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

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ITWASME's picture

Besides his commitment thread of course

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OSUStu's picture

What about the one about his probable almost-not visit?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Buck Commander's picture

Flood Warning for Tennessee......Butt Hurters are cryin a flooded river!

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Awesome ... just one thing Torrance ...

then crush the dream LOL.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Here Here!!!

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

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

It's nothing more than a teenager excited about having a fun weekend.  But, regardless of how fleeting and vain this "ranking" is, it's better to be ranked #1 than #7.  Let's hope Meyer can turn this from initial excitement into something real and substantial when he comes back in September.

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robb1379's picture

And who "volunteers" to shoehorn these two into their seats

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whiskeyjuice's picture

Almost looks like you could swap the hair with the goatee like they are the same person, lol

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

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BCKIIS's picture

Have an uneasy feeling about this cat....hope that I am wrong but risk/reward scenario?  High maintenance more than likely.

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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Pa_snoborder's picture

upvote the Star trek:Tng gif. 

"No one puts baby in a corner!" - P.Swayze.

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toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Gibson says he will announce his choice on October 20. Then he says he will attend The Game after Thanksgiving Day. If he is not going to come and become a Buckeye, why would he come to The Game? That would be a huge waste of his time.

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FROMTHE18's picture

whoa, he just FINALLY came on a visit after pushing that back a few times for whatever reason. Lets see if he makes his first official. If he does and then actually schedules in The Game, then Ill start to ponder this. I like where the bucks stand with the kid right now but think people need to also review how his recruitment has gone….one step at a time. 

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buckeyebfd's picture
Looks like the UT Twitter feed
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bleedscarlet's picture

After a visit to Volnation last night I have a new appreciation for 11W... that's  a train wreck over there. The format seems generic, lacking in imagination and creativity. I also couldn't believe they had an entire page dedicated to recruits twitter handles, which can only encourage twitter trolling.

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

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NStahl94's picture

Going up against Tennessee and Kentucky for 5 star players is fun!

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Travis's picture

I love the Common Man so much.

They need a 2 to tie, a 3 to win it; Sylvester for threeeee... OOOOOOOOOHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHHHH WITH FIVE POINT ONE TO GO!!!

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OSUStu's picture

His powers are weakened without the Torg.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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mkosu73's picture

boom? Yes, methinks a definite Big BOOM!!!

Mkosu73

rkylet83's picture

I don't want to sound like a downer, but I hate this whole list and drama stuff.  Take your visits and make your decision.

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Prickly_Pete's picture

Glad to see the new locker room waterfall wall is already paying dividends!

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QBYBuckeye's picture

We shouldn't be too hard on the young man.  I remember when I was 14.  I was selfish and wanted to be the center of attention, too.

New York Buckeye

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poop's picture

"Ah, save your breath for cooling your porridge."  Seriously hope he comes here but it's a loooong way to signing day.

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Eph97's picture

my message to Vols fans who are now butthurt:

┌∩┐(-_-)┌∩┐

whiskeyjuice's picture

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

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Murse_Corps's picture

"Knoxville a drinking town with a football problem"

Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.

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Gobucks2204's picture

https://mobile.twitter.com/quick_tg6/status/493557052791607296/photos

Cool Lebron and Torrance picture. Having trouble embedding this tweet from my iPad.

Crimson's picture
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Gobucks2204's picture

Thanks for having my back Crimson! 

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Gobucks2204's picture

For what it's worth, his crystal ball now has Ohio State in the lead with 40 percent. Next closest is Auburn with 29 percent.

Toilrt Paper's picture

We'll see how much his word means to him

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Toilrt Paper's picture

We'll see how much his word means to him. 

If Gibson comes there will be some QB's tansferring out

GVerrilli92's picture

This situation is so different than the last two high profile QBs we've courted - Braxton and TP. The fact that he will have to come in and compete to win the job is huge. He will have to be the real deal if he wants to start as a frosh.

How many cheeseburgers are you gunna drive into that dirty old cheeseburger locker Brady Hoke?

SilverState's picture

fwiw. 

EDIT: Looks more like around 10:20AM.

Call in # (347) 633-9365 - Chad Wilson talks the latest in high school football and college football recruiting on the Gridironstuds Show

- 10:20 AM - Interview with Top 2015 Dual QB Torrance Gibson - AMH Plantation HS, FL
- 11:20 AM - Interview with recent Florida Gators commit George Brown 
- New Rivals 2016 Rankings 
- What frustrates you the most with college football recruiting?
- Strange but true high school football recruit story

- Max Preps Top HS Teams in the Country

Call: (347) 633-9365
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SilverState's picture

Basically Urban killed it. Told him he could win, win the Heisman. Likes Meyer's success with left-handed dual-threat QB.'s. Likes the new locker room. Campus is big. Great people. People who respect you. Awesome business school, top 10 in country. Seems like perfect fit to him.

When asked about if he knew where he was going, since he has his announcement date set. Said he doesn't know.

Regarding the Lebron/Gibson Instagram edit - he loves it.

When releasing next top 5: in a couple weeks.

Official visits: confirmed official visit to Ohio State for V. Tech game. 

On his Senior season/tough first-games on schedule: wants to compete against the toughest competition. 

Takeaways from Elite11: be confident in yourself, don't hold back, just let it go and trust receivers. Be cool, calm, and collected. Just play the game.

--From the way he talked, seems like it's going to take quite a bit for him not to commit to Ohio State.

Who his game resembles: agrees with many who say remind of Cam Newton, even though thinks smaller.

Any comparisons to Pryor: hear a little.

Athlete vs. QB vs. Wide Receiver: can't control what people say. 

Whether the debate motivates him: it lights a fire under him. plans on proving them wrong this season.

From listening, it seems like it's going to take a lot for him not to commit to Ohio State.

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FitzBuck's picture

Thanks for the update.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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FitzBuck's picture

Thanks for the update.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".