5-Star QB Torrance Gibson Has Heavy Visit List for Spring Break

Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystMarch 18, 2014

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Florida quarterback Torrance Gibson plans to stop at seven schools during a spring break tour of some of America's top college football campuses. The 5-star prospect revealed his plan Monday on Twitter, setting the stage for an action-packed week ahead.

His itinerary features five SEC squads as well as the reigning Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl champions. The uncommitted American Heritage High School (Plantation, Fla.) standout recently attended a Miami junior day and has shown consistent interest in Ohio State.

The Hurricanes and Buckeyes have been in the mix for a while, but a trip that spans thousands of miles could certainly reshape Gibson's recruiting landscape. The 6'4", 200-pound phenom is fresh off a 2013 state title run and ranks among the country's most heralded 2015 prospects.

Gibson is rated the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 14 overall recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings.

He threw for nearly 1,800 yards, 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions as a junior. Gibson also gained 1,063 yards on the ground, adding 10 scores.

The left-handed passer emerged as one of Florida's premier players last fall. He became the focal point of an explosive offense and displayed development in the pocket.

College coaching staffs across the country hope to coax Gibson into a commitment so the next stage of his progression occurs on their campus. Some of the programs he's scheduled to spend time with during spring break have already secured pledges from quarterback prospects.

Auburn landed 4-star Georgia product Tyler Queen last summer. Clemson collected a commitment from 3-star Orlando quarterback Tucker Israel last month.

Every team is undoubtedly involved with alternative options at the position in this class. However, next week will revolve around making inroads with the Sunshine State star.

Nick Saban is still searching for his next offensive catalyst in Tuscaloosa after seeing 5-star California quarterback Ricky Town leave the class in January. He flipped to USC following a five-month commitment to the Crimson Tide.

Oklahoma stands out among the list of destinations for a variety of reasons. It is certainly an outlier in terms of geographical proximity, as it is a lengthy drive away from the cozy confines of SEC country.

Bob Stoops didn't extend an offer to Gibson until February. Despite being a bit late to the chase, Oklahoma managed to orchestrate his arrival in Norman.

Expect each team to present a positive and precise image of its offensive future during Gibson's stay. A commitment could be at stake, though the opportunity to solidify a future official visit is ultimately in the crosshairs for each coach.

The U.S. Army All-American will see seven universities in a short span, so every detail is crucial if staffs aim to stand out during his whirlwind experience. Tennessee, Notre Dame and Penn State are among the programs hoping that Gibson continues to expand his recruitment process with future visits to their facilities, but for now, they can only watch as he takes a big step forward.

Some high school students stick to the couch or beach during spring break. Gibson will use the time to take a hard look at several collegiate options, perhaps whittling down his choices along the way.


All recruiting rankings and information courtesy of 247Sports.