Highly-touted recruit Torrance Gibson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. American Heritage) spent the last five days visiting the University of Tennessee and after leaving Knoxville walked away with a new leader for the five-star recruit as he named the Volunteers his new leader, according to 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow.
Gibson initially named Tennessee as his leader on May 5th but entered the visit to with Auburn as his 1A and the Vols as his 1B, so this could be a race that fluctuates throughout the summer, fall and winter or until Gibson shuts down his recruitment and commits to his school of choice.
With Tennessee in the elad that moves Auburn down to the No. 2 spot. LSU and Ohio State are still lurking behind the two top teams for Gibson and will hope to get him on campus to make a big impression on the talented prospect.
— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) June 12, 2014
The 6-4, 200-pound Gibson is the nation’s No. 14 player regardless of position and after originally categorized at the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback has been designated as the No. 1 athlete and the No. 5 recruit in the talent-rich state of Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Gibson began his high school career as a wide receiver and competed in camps as a wideout before making the transition under center. He has come a long way in his development as a passer, but still needs to work on his accuracy, footwork and release to be a strong passer from the pocket. That doesn’t mean he can’t make a number of plays with his feet, because he can as one of the more elusive players at any position, but he is not a finished product.
Tennessee received a commitment from three-star recruit Quinten Dormady earlier in the week which led some Tennessee fans to believe they were out of the running for Gibson, but that will not be the case as Tennessee’s chances actually got better following the commitment of the pocket-passer.