Torrance Gibson: New Five-Star
Torrance Gibson
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 6, 2014
Chad Simmons


The game is changing and mobile quarterbacks are wanted by major colleges and it is hard to find a better dual-threat signal caller in the country than Torrance Gibson. He had a huge junior season, won a state title, picked up offers nationwide, and is now a five-star on Scout…

Entering his junior season, many viewed Torrance Gibson as an athlete. A very gifted one. He is still is that, but he is now being called a quarterback first by many of those same people.

He happens to be a 6-foot-4, 200 pound quarterback who can run, jump, catch, and do just about anything he wants to do on the football field. He was being called an athlete over the summer who many felt was an elite wide receiver and safety prospect. Those people were right.

But now, he is also an elite quarterback with that could play other positions if needed. Do not expect him to play anywhere other than quarterback from here on out.

Gibson threw for just under 1,800 yards while completing 56-percent of his passes as a junior. He finished with 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He ran for over 1,000 yards, scored 10 touchdowns, and averages almost 10 yards per carry.

He has a live arm and can make all the throws inside and outside the pocket. His mobility freezes defenses and they have to respect his ability to use his legs. He is excellent outside the pocket and he really progressed as a passer in 2013.

There are still things mechanically he has to improve on like his footwork, his delivery, and he knows these things. His improvement over the past year strictly as a quarterback has been impressive.

Auburn and Virginia Tech offered late in January and he has over 20 scholarship offers right now. Ohio State offered early and it is looked at as a favorite early as is Miami. Plenty of other schools will get looks by the new five-star.

Gibson was a big part of American Heritage’s championship run in 2013 and he hopes to repeat that success in 2014. His main focus in the off-season will be about becoming a better leader, a better quarterback, and finding ways to make his team better.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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