It's official: Former Ohio State wide receiver Torrance Gibson is a Cincinnati Bearcat.
Ohio State suspended the former blue-chip quarterback recruit before the 2016 season after an unspecified "incident" with a female tutor. Gibson signed a National Letter of Intent with Mississippi Gulf Coast back in December, but that was only a means of securing a spot in case he needed a fallback.
Gibson never needed it. Instead, he announced his intention to play quarterback for Luke Fickell at Cincinnati after earning his Associate's degree at Cincinnati State.
The Bearcats announced the signing Wednesday morning during National Signing Day Festivities:
If you apply his high school recruiting ranking, Gibson would easily be the highest-rated recruit in Cincinnati's 2017 class.
The Bearcats open their 2017 season with Austin Peay on Aug. 31st before heading to Ann Arbor in Week 2 for a clash with the Michigan Wolverines.
Gibson will be eligible to play immediately as long as he earns his Associate's degree.