Ohio State Wide Receiver Torrance Gibson Suspended For Fall Semester for Violation of Student Code of Conduct

By Eric Seger on August 29, 2016 at 11:07 am
Ohio State suspended wide receiver Torrance Gibson indefinitely.

Torrance Gibson's Ohio State debut has taken another detour.

The program announced Monday the quarterback turned wide receiver is suspended for fall semester.

The full release:

Ohio State red-shirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson has been suspended from The Ohio State University for the 2016 fall semester for a violation of the University’s student code of conduct.

A four-star quarterback recruit from American Heritage High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Gibson has yet to play a snap for the Buckeyes. He switched to wide receiver during 2015 fall camp with the hopes of playing last season as a true freshman, but an ankle injury and bout with immaturity ultimately caused a redshirt.

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Ohio State expected Gibson to compete for playing time at receiver in 2016 but Urban Meyer said Aug. 22 he missed "about 10 practices" due to a hamstring injury. He returned to workouts last week.

"It's been a tough go for him," Meyer said then.

The 12th-ranked player in the state of Florida from the 2015 recruiting class, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Gibson is a phenomenal athlete with speed to go with his excellent size. Injuries stunted his growth as a wide receiver and now we will have to wait an unknown amount of time before seeing if he will play this season.

Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days in July he hoped to use Gibson this season in a "quarterback-slash" role primarily from the wildcat formation. In January, Meyer said he did not see a ceiling for Gibson's abilities and options as a football player.

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