Fresh off of casually mentioning a group of three leaders that included Tennessee, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation had some more news to report late Monday.
While Tennessee, Ohio State and Miami comprise his top three, Torrance Gibson has emphasized that they are not his final three. He announced on his Facebook page late Monday that during spring break (which begins in the next few days), he will be doing a whirlwind tour of eight schools. Among them are LSU, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida, as well as Oklahoma and Clemson.
Gibson is a 6-foot-4, 200 pound prospect from south Florida out of American Heritage in Broward County. He is also a track star and has 4.50-second speed in the 40-yard dash.
Gibson broke down a couple of the SEC schools listed above when he was interviewed by Saturday Down South two weeks ago:
Tennessee— “They didn’t take a quarterback this year, and talking to coach (Butch) Jones, he told me the reason they didn’t take one is because I’m his quarterback and he wanted to only take me. I’m his guy, his quarterback. He wants me to be his No. 1 guy.”
Alabama— “They have such a great coach with Nick Saban. He’s the key to that program and he’s been doing it for a couple of years and he did it with the Miami Dolphins when I was young. I first heard of him when he coached the Dolphins.”
LSU— “They’re recruiting my high school teammate Tarvarus McFadden. They’re recruiting him pretty hard. They have a great offensive coordinator, everybody knows that (in Cam Cameron). He coached for the Dolphins too. He’s a great guy to be around, a great guy in general.”
Florida— “They have a great coaching staff and a lot of familiar faces that I’ve seen on campus. Florida had a rough year but every team goes through those. I think they’re going to bounce back. I know it. Every Florida team bounces back.”
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings.