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What I know on Torrance Gibson's move to WR

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Jeremy Birmingham's picture
August 14, 2015 at 12:54pm
Torrance Gibson working out at wide receiver for Ohio State

Today, when we arrived at Ohio State's practice, one of the first things we noticed was that there were only four black jerseys working with the QB group, and that Torrance Gibson was in fact lining up with the wide receivers. On Monday, Tim Beck was vocal that Gibson, one of the country's most dynamic athletes in the 2015 recruiting class, was a quarterback and that it wasn't changing. Clearly, it did.

Gibson has wanted to be a quarterback and that was the plan until the middle of this week when he approached the Ohio State staff

Upon the news of that breaking today, there were a number of people – including some Ohio State fans – who felt troubled that the Buckeyes might've been less than upfront with Gibson about his career because he chose Ohio State for one reason: he would be a quarterback and not a wide receiver as many other schools were suggesting.

Gibson has wanted to be a quarterback and that was the plan until the middle of this week when he approached the Ohio State staff. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder informed them that, since he doesn't want to redshirt this year and he'd most certainly be doing that at quarterback, he wanted to switch and give playing wide receiver a go.

The plan as of right now is for Torrance to play wide receiver this year and then switch back to the quarterback spot next spring. For the skeptics out there, remember that Troy Smith returned kicks and played special teams as a freshman.

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