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Elite 11: 5-star recruit Torrance Gibson remains work in progress at QB (Video)


The late addition of five-star athlete Torrance Gibson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. American Heritage) to the participants at the Elite 11 is one that could accelerate his development at quarterback or cement the belief that his future position is at wide receiver.

The 6-4, 200-pound Gibson is the nation’s No. 16 overall recruit and the No. 1 ranked athlete, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but he used to be the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback recruit until the recruiting services made the switch as a result of the uncertainty regarding his future position.

Some teams view Gibson as an athletic option that could thrive in the right college system with a little more polish. Others view Gibson as a future wide receiver. Adding to the intrigue is that Gibson is working with the coaches at the Elite 11 to refine his quarterback skills, but isn’t competing to win the event and will be a receiver in the 7-on-7 drills.

Teams like Tennessee, Auburn, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, UCF, Miami and Arizona are hoping he soaks up the knowledge from Trent Dilfer and camp counselors like Everett Golson, Bryce Petty and others at the camp in the hope he can be a signature recruit at the sports’ most important position.

Gibson has shown glimpses of the things he can do well at the Elite 11 like rolling out to his left and finding an open receiver as shown in the video below.

Gibson has also shown how raw he is as a pocket-passer and how much he has to grow in regard to his throwing mechanics and becoming an accurate passer as this video shows he has to find timing on his drops and his throws.

Gibson passed for 1,789 yards with 19 touchdowns to only three interceptions last season as a junior while adding 1,063 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground on 111 attempts.

Video courtesy Bleacher Report’s Tyler Donohue and 247Sports’ Barton Simmons]


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