Five-star QB Gibson arrives in Knoxville to find name on “The Rock”

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You know you’re wanted when your name is spray painted on “The Rock”.

No, we’re not talking about Alcatraz here, we’re talking something even bigger–at least to Tennessee football fans. We’re talking about Knoxville’s legitimate version. “The Rock” stands in the middle of Tennessee’s campus, and when highly coveted five-star QB Torrance Gibson visited on Thursday, he saw it and snapped a cellphone shot of it–Tweeting it to the Vols nation. And Gibson–the nation’s No. 1 dual threat QB–sent a “shout out” to Vols fans everywhere.

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This has been a good week for Gibson visiting SEC campuses. LSU, Auburn and Tennessee have all been visited, as well as Oklahoma prior to that. He also has checked out Clemson. He has Tweeted that he’d like to make his decision known “sooner rather than later” but he also told 247Sports.com that he’d like to take his five official visits this fall before deciding–sort of a mixed message. But trust us on this … he’s going to have tremendous pressure from coaches to speed things up, and in the end the coaches will probably win this battle.

Tennessee needs a quarterback–an earth shattering quarterback. It has to happen this year, and Gibson is the No. 1 choice. A close second is 6-foot-6 New Mexico native Zach Gentry, Gentry is visiting the campus this weekend.

Gibson has indicated he’d like to see the Tennessee and LSU spring games in a couple of weeks.

 

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  • Brian, you got a crystal ball projection for Gibson? I know it’s tough with a guy like him.

    • actually just read your other article on him, thanks

      • Thanks man …. when I talked to Torrance a few weeks ago, I still got the feeling Ohio State was the team to beat, but only by a hair. I don’t think he’s going to nearby Miami, BTW. I think it’s probably an SEC program or Ohio State. And because of the immediately playing time potential, I’d say Tennessee’s the team to beat. If not, yall get Gentry — and that’s not a bad thing either. Win-win, though I do wonder if Gentry is more of a project coming from New Mexico — as opposed to Gibson coming from a very strong south Florida program that draws from nearly a 3-county area of big-time talent.