Tennessee makes five-star QB Gibson’s top three

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Torrance Gibson told Saturday Down South a few weeks ago that he had roughly a top ten and he really hoped to make it deep into the recruiting cycle before making a final decision.

The problem is, college coaches really want to know–if not need to know–where they stand early on with the quarterback position, so they can go recruit another quarterback if they need to. No doubt this has been conveyed to Gibson, and the five-star quarterback on Saturday told 247Sports.com that he does have three leaders–Tennessee, Ohio State and in-state Miami. Gibson is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound dual-threat QB who is rated the No. 1 guy in the country at his position, as well as the No. 14 overall prospect.

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Keep in mind, this is a top three, but not a final three. He did say he’d like to see some other schools–but based on his earlier interviews where he wasn’t focused on a small number of schools, this is substantial news.

Gibson told Saturday Down South recently that Tennessee’s coaching staff told him they didn’t take a QB in 2014 because they were waiting on him in 2015.

“A lot of people see me as a running quarterback but I like to throw the ball deep, and a lot of these coaches are impressed with my accuracy and my deep-ball skills,” Gibson told SDS. “They say I have a tremendous arm. I can throw 75 yards. They say I have great body size like Cam Newton and they love my game. A lot of people are now looking at dual-threat QBs because they can get out of tough situations when the pocket collapses. A lot of coaches are starting to look at that and I think it’s great for me.”

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