When will Torrance Gibson commit to a school?
We might not have to wait long to find out.
Gibson, ESPN’s top-rated, dual-threat senior quarterback from Plantation American Heritage, is planning on taking an official visit to Ohio State this weekend after his team plays at Daytona Beach Mainland on Friday night.
Since the end of July, Ohio State took the lead in the Gibson sweepstakes after his previous favorites — Miami, Auburn and Tennessee — cooled their efforts.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Miami Herald
Gibson’s close friend and teammate Dredrick Snelson, a junior wide receiver committed to UM, has jokingly referred to Gibson as an Ohio State commit on several occasions — first on ESPN during Heritage’s 49-23 win over Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer on Aug. 24, and on Twitter on Sept. 12, writing Gibson committed to OSU before deleting the tweet.
The Buckeyes also sent an assistant coach to watch Gibson throw 13 of 27 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown, and handle 19 carries for 105 yards in a 35-8 win over Chaminade-Madonna last Friday.
There have been rumors Gibson has been silently committed to a school, but he emphatically denied that notion in a recent blog post with USA Today.
“I know there are a lot of rumors floating around out there about my recruitment, but you can’t listen to that stuff,” Gibson wrote. “You can’t stop people from posting anything crazy, but, just so y’all know, I’m not committed to anyone silently or any other way. When I’m ready to commit, everyone will know.
“It’s all about the best fit for me and not anyone else.”
Gibson planned to announce his college commitment on Oct. 20 after taking several official visits, but said in his blog post he has pulled back on that date because he needs to take the SAT on Oct. 11.
Gibson also explained why UM will not be a school he officially visits.
“That doesn’t mean I like them any less than any other school; it’s just that since it’s close I can just drive there on my own,” Gibson wrote. “It’s perfect.”