Torrance Gibson Blog: Five-star QB talks Ohio State, state title quest, SAT and more

Last season, Torrance Gibson threw for 1,789 yards with 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions; he also racked up more than 1,000 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns and led American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) to a Class 5A state title. Gibson, the top dual-threat quarterback in the country and No. 8 overall prospect in the ESPN 300, was even nominated for an ESPN Sport Science Newton Award for Best Throw last season. Now Gibson, who recently committed to Ohio State, has agreed to give USA TODAY HSS exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a blog.


Hello blog readers, it’s Torrance Gibson back with another blog; sorry I’ve been gone for a while, but now I’m back!

Of course by now y’all know that I decided to commit to THE Ohio State University a few weeks back and things have been great since then.

The funniest part so far has been that I get random kids running up to me saying “Go Buckeyes!” all the time.

I wasn’t nervous at all the day I committed; I knew what I wanted to do and it felt good that I was making the decision for me and not for anyone else.

It was tough, though!

I just felt like at Ohio State they never wavered on giving me the opportunity to play quarterback. Ever. I had a bunch of other schools that were wanting me to come in and play safety or receiver or something like that, but not Ohio State.

There were definitely other schools that were telling me that they wanted me to play quarterback too; I even had Tennessee as my leader at one point, but what I noticed with them was that I started talking to the receiver coach a lot more. I started wondering why I was always talking to him. I hadn’t talked to the quarterback coach in a while.

I feel like, had I gone there, I most likely would’ve played receiver.

No disrespect to them; I just had to do what was right for me and when I weighed everything out I knew that Ohio State was where I wanted to be.

I’m not worried about the competition at the quarterback position next year; that’s funny that people think that. It just shows that people don’t know me. Ever since I was little, I’ve been the type to want to take and earn something. I don’t want it unless I earn it; so that was actually more attractive to me.

I know sometimes people just say that to say it, but I am really that kind of person.

It’s a BIG weight off my shoulders now I’m just focused on winning another state title.

We’re really focused and I think as long as we come out and play to the best of our abilities we can get it done. It’s gonna be tough because people really want to get us since we won it last year. A lot of people have already circled our name on their calendars!

The second time around is tough; we only lost one game last year and we’ve lost three this year!

Other than that school is great and I recently took the SAT so I’m waiting to get my scores back. I feel good about it; I already know that I got a really high score in math so I’m excited about that.

OK, guys I’m gonna get outta here, but I appreciate all the support and check back soon for my next blog!

I’m out.

Follow Torrance Gibson on Twitter: @quick_tg6 

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