Nov 10, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Detailed view of a Nike football on the field before a game between the Texas Longhorns and Iowa State Cyclones at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Torrance Gibson: No. 1 dual-threat QB names Tennessee leader; trims list to 15 schools


The No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation released his list of leaders tonight as Torrance Gibson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. American Heritage) named the Tennessee Volunteers as his leaders over the Auburn Tigers, Clemson Tigers and Ohio State Buckeyes.

The 6-4, 200-pound five-star recruit too an unofficial visit to Tennessee on March 27th when he also visited Oklahoma, LSU, Auburn, Clemson and Florida over his spring break.

The Tennessee Volunteers had a fantastic recruiting class last season, but didn’t land a quarterback meaning they are rolling the dice that they can land Gibson who will participate in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American game.

Gibson has the body of a wide receiver after beginning his career as a pass-catcher but will be the one throwing the passes at the next level. He threw for 1,789 yards and 19 touchdowns to only three interceptions last year while also rushing for 1,063 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first season as a full-time quarterback.

Gibson will participate in The Opening later this summer on the Nike campus in Oregon where the elite high school football recruits gather for a camp.

Today’s news is undoubtedly excellent news for Volunteer fans but there is still a long way to go to secure his verbal commitment and have him sign his letter of intent which he has previously stated will be on National Signing Day in February.

Nevertheless, this is a boost in the arm for Butch Jones and his staff, especially primary recruiter Mike Bajakian.

Tags: College Football Recruiting Tennessee Volunteers Torrance Gibson

  • Maessssstrisimo

    “” they are rolling the dice that they can land Gibson”””

    What does this even mean?